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MDIA 2500 - Computer Mediated Communications (Freeman)

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Research Basics

Library Website Help

  • Anywhere Access
    • Log in to Anywhere Access to use library resources while off-campus.
  • Live Chat
    • The Live Chat page brings together every possible way to contact a Reference Librarian.  Contact methods include online chat, text message, email, phone, or visiting us in person during normal reference desk hours.

Search Techniques and Strategy

Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan allows you to request articles, books, and other materials from other libraries.  You can use ILLiad, our online interlibrary loan system, to get articles in 2-5 days, or books in 2 weeks. 

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Newspaper, Magazine, Video, and Audio Resources

Newspapers and Magazines

Video Resources

Audio Resources

VSU and the GALILEO initiative do not provide access to any audio databases at this time.  Here are a few freely-available audio resources that may help you in your research:

  • The Internet Archive: Old Time Radio
    • Contains full-audio recording collections of old radio programs, including Sherlock Holmes, Gunsmoke, Dimension X, and 
      CBS Radio Mystery Theater.
  • Allmusic (formerly All Music Guide)
    • Extensive database of recorded music and musicians.  Contains many audio samples along with reviews, discographies, and biographies.  Contains advertisements.
  • Library of Congress American Memory: Sound Recordings
    • Digital collections from the Library of Congress of American sound recordings, including narratives from former slaves, regional folk music, Civil War era band music, and Native American traditional music.

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Evaluating and Presenting Information

These guides will help you distinguish between the different types of information sources, evaluate the sources you find, and present your information in a professional manner.

Types of Sources

Evaluating Sources

Presenting Information

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Finding Books, Magazines, and Audiovisual Resources / Citation Help

Our Library Catalog

Using the Catalog

  • GIL Universal Catalog / GIL Express (guide)
    • The GIL Universal Catalog allows you to search for library books across the University System of Georgia.  GIL Express allows you to have those books delivered to any USG library within 2-5 days.
  • WorldCat
    • WorldCat is a catalog for library holdings throughout the world.  You can search for a particular book, video, or audio recording here and find detailed information about it, which you can then use for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) forms.  While using this FirstSearch version of WorldCat, you can click on the "Find It" button within a record to send WorldCat information to our ILL system automatically. 

Citation Style Help