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Google Images

When searching Google Images, if you want to filter and customize the image search results you see, use the options along the side of the results page.  For instance, you can choose just to see black and white photos or only images of a certain size (which is important to consider when doing a presentation).  You can limit to clipart images or line drawings or photos.


How to Cite an Image

Purdue OWL - MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources

An Image (Including a Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph)

"If the work is cited on the web only, then provide the name of the artist, the title of the work, the medium of the work, and then follow the citation format for a website.  If the work is posted via a username, use that username for the author."

An Article in a Web Magazine

"Provide the author name, article name in quotation marks, title of the Web magazine in italics, publisher name, publication date, medium of publication, and the date of access.  Remember to use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given."

Getty Images.  "Miley Cyrus visits 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan."  Photograph.  "Miley Cyrus performs 'We Can't Stop' a capella with Jimmy Fallon, the Roots.  Newsday, 9 Oct. 2013.  Web.  10 Oct. 2013.  <>.


Assignment Description

Paper Break-Down, Parts 1 &2:

Since we will be spending a lot of time on this essay, we will tackle it in 2 segments: the first will be 4-5 pages, and the final will be the full length (6-8 pages text, 8-10 pages complete with visuals). You are required to expand and refine your argument, structure, and narrative components. You'll practice this article in a shorter form during early drafts, then you will see how altering the complexity of a thesis demands more development, additional sources, and/or different argument strategies. You will learn how to emphasize key points for expansion, based upon an assessment of audience and desired affect. And, you will consider visual rhetoric by incorporating appropriate images and visually-appealing formats. MLA documentation and at least 4 sources required.

Part 1: 4-5 pages, MLA, at least 2 sources in the essay required, and the Annotated Bibliography*. No images required (images not included in page min.).

*Annotated Bibliography:

See the complete A.B. description for more information on this assignment.
This component of the paper will serve as a useful source-finding and source-evaluating exercise. Please vary your sources as much as possible to demonstrate the breadth of your knowledge: interviews, internet, databases, other media (film, TV, music), print publications (books, journals, magazines), etc. More information on this assignment will be forthcoming.

Part 2: (minimum of 6 FULL pages, MLA, text-only. Max 8) 8-10 pages, with visual component. Format citations in MLA, with Works Cited, and at least 4 sources required.

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Finding & Evaluating Your Sources - A Guide


According to Webster's II New College Dictionary:

editorial n.

1. An article in a publication expressing the opinion of its publishers or editors.

2. A commentary on radio or television expressing the opinion of the station or network.

Helpful Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    A multi-disciplinary database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals.
  • Google Scholar
    Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
  • LexisNexis
    Newspapers, legal news, general interest magazines, medical journals, trade publications, company financial information, transcripts, wire service reports, government publications, law reviews, and reference works.
  • ProQuest
    One-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects with full-text access for thousands of titles: including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.

Print Journals

We have two popular culture journals that you can browse in our library.  Click on the links to see which issues we currently have.

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Annotated Bibliography


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