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Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

As you gather information, remember the 'SO WHAT?' factor. Why is the information important?  Why should you and your fellow students be aware of the it? How does understanding the history of mass communication help today's journalism students?


    Search Strategies

    • Locate and search appropriate resources
    • Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
    • Think of synonyms
    • Use Boolean searching
    • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
    • Be creative

      Search Strategies: Key Words


      Assignment Specifics

      What is the best way to communicate the information?

      • Present information to the class in a way that will help your fellow students understand the significance of the assigned time period
      • Include an in-depth analysis of at least three events
      • Incorporate an evaluation to measure the level of understanding gained by your fellow students
      • Be entertaining and creative!
      • Presentation should be 20-30 minutes


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        Subscription Databases

        Usernames and passwords for subscription databases are located under the Contents section of the Edline homepage.


        U.S. History in Context (Gale/Cengage)


        Greenwood: Historic Events of the 20th Century Online

        ProQuest Databases


        Record Bibliographic Information

        Don't forget to record the following for each source you use:

        • Author/creator
        • Title of article, chapter, film, webpage
        • Page number
        • Name of magazine, newspaper, journal, book, website
        • Publication date
        • Name of subscription database (if used)
        • Format (web, print)
        • Date of access (if found online)


        Usernames and passwords for e-books are located under the CONTENTS section of the Edline homepage.


        GVRL E-books



        • NoodleTools
          NoodleTools is a bibliographic software tool to assist you in creating accurate source citations in MLA and APA formats.

        Citation Resources


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