Introduction to Media History

Course #: CS100A

A) First steps

  • Your OneCard is your library card. New cards should be automatically registered.
  • You will be asked to login when accessing paid resources from off campus

B) Finding a focus

C) Background

D) Tips

  • read each source as you go along; each one will lead to more
  • keep track of where you look and the keywords you use (this is part of the assignment)
  • use a variety of sources: articles should be from more than one journal
  • start early (library staff can deliver items from other libraries)

E) Books

  • Find two books or book chapters
  • Use the Primo Catalogue to identify books at Laurier, the Universities of Waterloo and Guelph, and the Annex

F) Scholarly articles

Communication Studies @ EBSCOhost
Articles for Communication Studies and related disciplines. Limit search to scholarly (peer reviewed) journals and language = English.
CBCA Complete
Articles from Canadian publications. Start here for Canadian topics. Limit to peer reviewed.
  • Look for full text links or try the "Get it at Laurier" button for more options
  • Tracking down citations from a list of references?
  • What if you're still not sure if it's a scholarly article?
    • Look for the journal's homepage online, search for the "About" page, or a page that outlines the publishing process and whether it is peer-reviewed or not
    • Search for the journal in Ulrichsweb: determine if the journal is "refereed" or not

G) Other resources

Having problems? Don't hesitate to contact me: email, call (519-884-0710 x3912), drop in, or make an appointment. My office, L3-310, is one floor up from the main floor of the Library on the Waterloo campus. Come up the stairs, then walk straight ahead.