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JWU librarians are available for research appointments in-person, over the phone, and online. We would be more than happy to help you!
There are three possible formats for this research project: a video, a podcast, or a PowerPoint.
For the draft/rough cut, submit a 2-3 minute file.
For the Final Project, submit an 8-10 minute file.
For whichever format you choose, cite a minimum of three scholarly sources, not including any interviews, trade, or popular news sources that you may wish to add.
Be sure to include at least one article from one of the following sources: Popular Communication; Social Media & Society; New Media & Society; Celebrity Studies; Journal of Popular Culture; Journal of American Culture; Critical Studies in Media Communication; Communication/Critical Cultural Studies; Communication, Culture & Critique; or the Journal of Communication. Beyond your six sources—defined here as journal articles and scholarly books—you may also wish to include research from a broader collection of internet-based sources.
Include a complete works cited page and cite all sources parenthetically in either MLA or APA style.
Need help? Reach out for a Research Appointment with a librarian.
Critical Studies in Media Communication (18 month delay)
Communication/Critical Cultural Studies; (18 month delay)
Journal of Communication. (12 month delay)
Librarians use Google Scholar frequently, but it is not a replacement for the library databases.
We recommend using Google Scholar to supplement your JWU Library database searches, not replace them.
Relying on Google Scholar alone will cause you to miss important research, and spend a lot of time verifying if an article is peer reviewed. But, it is still a great tool for comprehensive searching!
Google Scholar is very similar to Google; you can use many of the same search options.
communication class celebrity
"Gendering Mental Distress in Celebrity Culture"
(film OR movie)
You can also use the advanced Google Scholar search to create your search string. Creating a complex Google Scholar search can be difficult.
A good Google Scholar strategy is to try multiple searches, adjusting your keywords with each search.
Use the Cited by link to find articles and books that cite a specific article.
The cited by feature is a great way to find more recent articles and to trace an idea from its original source up to the present.
For more complex searches, try Google Scholar's Advanced Search page.
Follow these steps to manually link Google Scholar to the JWU Library collection:
Now when you search Google Scholar, you will see Find at JWU links to the right of articles it thinks we have in the Library.
When you click on Find @ JWU you will be asked to log in with your JWU username and password.
You may see a list of databases that contain the article. Pay attention to the years, as not all databases will have the same coverage years. Click on the database you want to try and it should take you to the article.
Adapted from: Walden University Library, "Search Google Scholar." Walden University Library. Walden University. 2022, Web. 11.14.2022
The JWU library has two style guides:
However, if you need more in depth guidance on formatting go to the Purdue OWL.
Need to talk to someone and seek guidance in real time?
The Academic Success Center is open for in-person and remote appointments by zoom.
Whether you're just getting started or need final editing advice, writing tutors are kind and trained to help you at any stage of the writing process. Visit the Academic Success Center website for more information.
Top Tips for Working with the Academic Success Center:
For 24/7 free online revision feedback, submit your paper to Smarthinking. Look for the link in jwuLink, under the Academics tab, under Academic Support Services.