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COMM 450 - Reception Studies (Friedman)

This guide is for Seth Friedman's Fall 2020 class.


WorldCat Discovery  

This video demonstrates using WorldCat Discovery to find books, along with:

  • Narrowing to ebooks
  • Idea of how looking at book records can be useful even if you can't access the print books


Communication & Mass Media Complete 

This video demonstrates using Communication & Mass Media Complete, along with:

  • Choosing keywords (including "or" options to get at different options)
  • Narrowing and broadening searches
  • Adding in other related databases (Film & Television Lit and Academic Search Complete) to get more results
  • Using the FindIt button to find full-text 

ProQuest Dissertations: 

In this video, I demonstrate ProQuest dissertations, which are great sources for exhaustive bibliographies and models of methodology and theory application.


Citation Management with Zotero

This video will show you the magic of using Zotero (a freeware tool you can download online) to help you download citations directly from databases, organize them, and magically import them into Word/Google Docs in proper citation style. 

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