This Assignment Help will help you in finding information for assignment 1 - Annotated Bibliography. Please refer to your Course Outline and LearnOnline site for full assessment information.
|An annotated bibliography is a summary of sources (e.g. journal articles, books or book chapters) addressing a research topic.|
Each source is listed as a separate entry including:
Planning your search will help you find information more efficiently. Start by:
A table or mindmap - PDF (323.76 KB) can be a useful strategy for doing this.
For example, you could create the table below if your topic was Science Fictions on planets
Synonyms (similar concepts)
Tip: Searching using the single word Space will locate information regarding all the related phrases. Therefore you do not have to search using each phrase.
Tip: As you search, you may come across more keywords 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 and keywords together to form different search strategies. The below table summarises how they work:
|Operator Words||What it does||Example|
||"Science fiction" OR
(Space OR planets) AND ("Science Fiction" OR sci-fi)
Once you've built a search strategy, you can apply it in search tools. Check out the example searches below. When searching for scholarly literature, please ensure that references are sourced from recognised Film, Media, Screen or Cultural Studies sources.
The Library Collection can be a useful starting point in locating information.
Put your search in the basic search box and group your alternative keywords inside brackets.
Use Refine my results on the left hand side to narrow your results. The following are useful refinements to try:
The Library collection does not list everything we have access to. Try a database when you are not finding relevant results in the collection or if you want to restrict your results to a specific discipline, topic area or material type.
Here is an example within ProQuest Central. Proquest Central is a multidisciplinary database covering 160 subject areas including film, media, screen and cultural studies. Ensure you only use references from this database that are from the relevant subject areas as you may find a reference from an unrelated subject area that seems relevant but might not be appropriate to include in your literature review.
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. Setup your browser with the University of South Australia Library links to enable the "Fulltext at UniSA" link to always show without linking from our site. To receive Library links in Google Scholar link your session to UniSA.
Here is an example:
BrowZine™ allows you to easily access and browse journals available online via UniSA. Access via Library homepage > Journals.
For your literature review, it is important that your references are from relevant sources. Within BrowZine, from the left-hand menu you can filter down to Arts and Humanities > Film and Media Studies to browse through Film and Media Studies journals.
Once you've found some sources to use in your assignments, it's important to evaluate them for accuracy, credibility and relevance to your needs.
For your assignment you are not permitted to use any non-academic references. The following resources offer more information and tips on evaluating information and ensuring that the resources are academic (scholarly) resources:.
In addition you can use the CRAAP test to evaluate the information:
|Currency||How current does the information need to be? Do you need to use information published in the last five years or are older, seminal works fine to use?|
|Relevance||Does the information found answer your question? Do you understand the content and is it at the right level for your purpose?|
|Authority||What are the author's qualifications? Are they linked to a particular organisation such as a university, research institute or government department?|
|Accuracy||Is evidence given for the research undertaken? Can you verify the information presented by using other sources? Is there a bibliography or reference list given?|
|Purpose||Is it trying to communicate research, persuade you or sell you something? Is it expressing an opinion, or is it balanced and objective?|
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