Beginning your research with reference resources helps you discover background information like terminology, central figures and dates and an overview of existing literature on your topic. Look for:
General background information is helpful in the early stages of a research project. These databases are an excellent place to begin.
This guide will provide resources you can use specifically for your First Year Seminar Mass Media & Popular Culture with Professor Dolphin. Check the tabs above for resources and guidance on your research for this class.
Use these specialized encyclopedias and reference texts to get an overview of the subject, or to familiarize yourself with terminology and key concepts.