This guide is designed to assist students with research related to the theme of this section of English 1A, which is issues in contemporary culture.
- Develop Your Topic
Need advice on how to narrow/broaden your topic? Want a handy list of links to databases that will help you choose a topic? If so, start here.
- Reference Sources
This page of the guide has links to take you directly to a set of online reference books in the area of Communications and Media issues. Reference books are a great way to formulate ideas, get acquainted with your topic, and get a lead on additional sources to be used.
This page will help you find books and include links to a few in-depth books on communication and culture. It has search tips as well as information on how to browse the shelves efficiently.
Articles from magazines, academic journals and newspapers will be central to your research. Links on this page take you directly into recommended SRJC databases selected for the high relevancy of contents to the assignment for English 1A.
- Citing Sources
Do you struggle with creating a bibliography or Works Cited list? This page has links directly to the pages of websites containing valuable, easy to understand guidance on how to create a Works Cited, how to write In-Text References and general guidelines on how an MLA style research paper should be formatted.