Welcome to the Research Guide for MDIA 1091
What do I do with this page?
- Use the menu to the left or the tabs above. Each tab should link you to sources for different parts of your assignment.
- Choose a Topic: If you are still deciding of focusing your topic, this tab has some suggested reousources for helping you identify or narrow in on a specific aspect of a research topic.
- Find a Book or Book Chapter: Books about your research topic can give you good overviews of previous research on the topic. Remember that you may only need to read a single chapter out of a book if it's edited and each chapter is written by a different researcher.
- Find Research Articles: Research articles are peer reviewed -- that is they are read and approved by other researchers in the field before they can be published. They describe recent research on a topic.
- Media Websites: There are a number of sources on the open web that provide useful information about media industries and media-related topics. This page has some suggestions as well as guidelines for evaluating web based information.
- Newspaper and Magazine Articles: Articles in newspapers and magazines are good for telling you what is currently in the news about your topi and are especially useful if your topic is very current.
- Statistics: Many research topics benefit from having numbers to back up your claims. This page gives you suggested places to find that kind of data for your topic.
- Write a Literature Review: On this page, I offer some suggestions for actually using those sources to write a literature review.
- APA Citations: A guide for creating your APA style bibliography