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American & Television History Sources
Films On Demand Restricted Resource
Films on DemandFilms On Demand is a streaming video service containing documentaries and other educational films on many different topics. 

Television in American Society (ebook encyclopedia) Restricted Resource
An online encyclopedia of television in the United States. Includes biographies and primary sources.
 

Decade Books

American Decades (ebook encyclopedia) Restricted Resource
An online encyclopedia of 20th century American history organized by decade. Select desired decade in the dropdown menu to view chapter links for that decade.
Also available in paper form in the Library's Reference section: REF  E169.1  .A6475  1994.


The Decades in America (ebook encyclopedia) Restricted Resource
A collection of 20th century U.S. and Canadian history by decade.
Also available in paper form in the Library's Reference section: REF E169.12 .D4322 through REF E169.12 .D4329.


American Decades Primary Sources (ebook encyclopedia) Restricted Resource
A collection of 20th Century American history PRIMARY SOURCES. Select desired decade in the dropdown menu to view chapter links for that decade.
Also available in paper form in the Library's Reference section: REF  E169.1  .A64752  2004.


Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th- and 21st-Century America (ebook encyclopedia) Restricted Resource
An online encyclopedia of modern pop culture in the United States. Select desired decade in the dropdown menu to view chapter links for that decade.
Also available in paper form in the Library's General Collection:  E169.1  .B68  2012.
 
Summaries and Analysis of TV Shows
Paley Center Youtube Channel
Includes interviews of actors, writers, producers, critics, and media experts.

Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
IMDb is an excellent resource for casting and production information.   For most shows, it also includes links to critical reviews.

MetaCritic Television Reviews
Reviews from the top TV and movie critics pulled together on one site. 

New York Times Television Section
Note: To get unrestricted access to NewYorkTimes.com through the Normandale Library, create an account using your Normandale email address, register for a yearly pass, and log in using your new account information to the NewYorkTimes.com website. Access expires after one year and must be renewed. Create Account & Register 

AV Club / TV Club
AV Club's TV Club includes television analysis and news.

 
Industry Analysis
Business Source Premier (Advanced Search) Restricted Resource
This database contains articles from industry publications. To find television show reviews: put the show name in the first search box, set the search field to PS Reviews and Products, check the box next to Television Review, and click Search (Visual Directions).


Search newspapers for industry or show analysis or televsion events.
Variety Restricted Resource
Full-text articles from the major weekly entertainment industry publication. 1999–Present. Click the Search Within this Publication link and add your search words.

ProQuest News & Newspapers Restricted Resource
Provides full text coverage of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers. Includes the former ProQuest Newsstand collection, now named Global Newsstream.
 
Evaluate Source Credibility
Research is a process.You probably won’t find everything you need on the first try. You may have to try several of these databases to find all the information you need.

If you can’t find much on your topic, try different keywords. Using synonyms or broader related terms can help you find more articles. As you research, be on the lookout for new keywords to use.

Evaluate your Sources.Put sources you are considering using in your research assignments through CAPPS.

Consider the source's –
C = Currency
A = Author
P = Publication
P = Point of View
S = Sources
More info about CAPPS pdf
Annotated Bibliography Help
Annotated bibliographies are a little different than your standard bibliography or works cited page. Annotated bibliographies contain additional information abotu sources that may serve several different purposes, such as helping a reader contextualize a source, or allowing the writer to state how and why a source is useful.

Here is a great overview of annotated bibliographies from the Purdue OWL.

Click here for samples of annotations.
Ask a Librarian
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Use Library Resources Off Campus
Access Databases from Off Campus
In order to access databases and other Library resources from off campus, login with your StarID and password when prompted.  Off-campus access to library databases is only available to current Normandale students, staff, and faculty.
Cite Your Sources (MLA)
How to Cite TV Shows in MLA 8 (OWL at Purdue)
Scroll down to Television Shows.

How to Cite Books in MLA 8 (OWL at Purdue)
For online books, use a regular book citation but add to the end: the name of the site you used to access the book (such as Gale Virtual Reference Library or Salem) and the permanent web address of the book or book portion you are citing.

How to Cite Websites/Webpages in MLA 8 (OWL at Purdue)

 


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