This Assignment Help will help you in finding information for assessment 3 - Major Essay
For this final essay, you must choose one screen author. This may be a director, screenwriter, director of photography, distributor, performer or showrunner. Choose four major works that they have authored and answer the following questions:
What is their identifiable style? How can you tell that these are a product of their authorship?
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Planning your search will help you find information more efficiently. Start by:
A table or mindmap can be a useful strategy for doing this.
For example, if you decided to choose Charlie Kaufman as your screen author, you could create the table below
|Synonyms (similar concepts)||
Tip: As you search, you may come across more concepts or synonyms you can incorporate. Don't be afraid to change or modify your search as you go.
Now you need to connect your search concepts together to form different search strategies. The below table summarises how they work:
|Operator words||What it does||Example|
||auteur AND Charlie Kaufman|
||auteur OR screen author|
Watch or read the below for more information on how to put together a search using operators:
After you build up a search strategy, you can start to apply them in search tools, such as the example searches below.
The Library catalogue can be a useful starting point in locating information.
Put your search in the basic search box, group your alternative keywords inside brackets
Alternatively, use the advanced search to split your concepts on to different rows
Use Refine my results on the left hand side to narrow your results. Here are some examples:
The Library catalogue does not list everything we have access to. Try a database when you are not finding relevant results in the Catalogue, or in order to restrict your results to a specific discipline, topic area or material type.
ProQuest Central is a multidisciplinary database which covers 160 subject areas including film, media, screen and cultural studies. Ensure that you only use references from this database that are from the relevant subject areas, however, as you may find a seemingly relevant reference from a source from an unrelated subject area which would not be appropriate to include within your essay.
Example Advanced Search
Try Google Scholar to find scholarly information. An advantage of Google Scholar is that it provides access to the full text of many UniSA scholarly (academic) articles if you connect via the link above, or from the Library home page.
The Advanced Scholar Search option gives more flexibility when you search. To access it select the menu (three lines) in the top left hand corner of Google Scholar. This menu will appear once you do an initial search in Google Scholar.
Here is an example:
You need to find scholarly references to support your assignment. To learn more about what scholarly sources are, watch this video (2 min 22):
It is important to evaluate the information you find. To learn more, watch this short video (3 min 16). For more information, view the Evaluate page.
Now that you have done your research it is time to put all of your information together.
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