INTR scholarly sources slides
INTR 101: Essay 1
"... make an argument for how to understand the specific representation of technology in terms of both the story/film and the 1960s. You will need to research the historical context or the specific technology (at least three scholarly sources, but other sources are also welcome) ... citing relevant sources using MLA style"
|Academic article||Popular article|
|Author||expert in subject / discipline
often affiliated with a university or research centre
|often a journalist or staff writer|
|Length||lengthy (10-30 pages)||usually short, up to 10 pages|
|Audience||for readers who work / study in the same discipline or field||for general readership|
|Content||specialized language / vocabulary
reports outcomes of original scholarship / research
|topical or general content
may refer to other people's research
|Illustrations||often includes data tables, graphs, charts
visual material elaborates what is discussed in the text
|production quality may be high (glossy, white space)
often contains photos, ads
|References||yes, including in-text citations, or foot / endnotes, as well as reference list or bibliography||no
may suggest further reading
|Publisher||often a university, or professional or scholarly association||trade publishers, news & media companies|
|Distribution||available by subscription or open access online, membership in scholarly societies||often available at newsstands
available in all types of libraries
Feschuk, Scott. "What if Elon Musk is Right?" Maclean's Jun 20 2016ProQuest. Web. 16 Jan. 2017 .
|Specifics (texts)...||(technology)...||Context (situation, cultural milieu)...|
|Kate Wilhelm, "Baby, You Were Great"||virtual reality, reality TV, interactive entertainment||empathy, performativity, appropriation, privacy and surveillance...|
|Philco-Ford Corp, "Home of the Future"|
|Sonya Dorman, "When I was Miss Dow"|
|Sakyo Komatsu, "Take Your Choice"|
|Chris Marker, "La Jetée"|
Managing search results: marking, exporting, formatting and saving citations
Tracing sources, backward and forward in time
1. Go to https://library.viu.ca to use the LibrarySearch box at the top of the page.
2. Find at least one scholarly article and/or book that you think you can use for your essay assignment.
3. Add the citations for your items to the LibrarySearch folder.
4. Open the LibrarySearch folder and change your citations to MLA style.
5. Click on the “Email” link. Before sending the email to yourself, please answer these questions in the “Message” box, to remind yourself about helpful elements of your research process:
- What did you search for – words and limiters? Perhaps copy this info from your results screen.
- Why did you choose your item(s)?
- How do you know your choice is scholarly or otherwise reputable?
Using good sources to find more good sources...
This book was retrieved by this key word and concept search: "time travel" "popular culture" sixties
The book happens to cite the film that is my departure point!
I can also look for other useful older sources in the Works Cited list.
I can look for more recent works that cite this useful book by looking for it in Google Scholar, where I can also find sources that share the same (related) references.
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