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MDST 2032 Visual Literacies & Design / MDST 3711 Media and Popular Culture (Ozelkan): Finding Scholarly Articles

A class guide for MDST 2032 Visual Literacies & Design and MDST 3711 Media and Popular Culture

Tips for Searching

Think about the different themes and concepts related to your topic, then use the appropriate discipline-specific database to find related articles. 

Recommended Databases

Interdisciplinary Databases

Prefer to start broad, use an interdisciplinary database:

Media Studies, Information Science, and Computer Science Databases

Gender and Sexuality Studies Databases

Race and Ethnic Studies Databases

Sports Studies Databases

Visual Arts Databases

Combine Search Words

AND  link words by AND to search for all words in the same resource

OR  link words by OR to search for one word or another (instead of both/all words)

NOT  to eliminate results with a certain term

“Quotations” – add quotations to a group of two or more words to search for the exact phrase 

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