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    Reference sources

    • Wikipedia
      A communally-written encyclopedia. Anyone can edit or contribute an entry, at any time. Excellent for locating controversies on a topic and getting ideas for research papers. The bibliographies often point to scholarly resources. Not itself a scholarly source per se, with no authority control. Compare with Scholarpedia.
    • Sample Wikipedia entry: Manic Pixie Dream Girl

    Evaluating sources for scholarly content

    How do locate authoritative sources?

    • Communication and Mass Media Complete
      Premier database of scholarly and trade journals and books in media and communication and related areas. Some full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise, use the Get It links to check for full text online or in the library.
    • Encompass Search
      Encompass Search searches for books and other resources, first in our own library, and then beyond, in other research libraries.
    • Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
      A database of scholarly journals, trade journals, books, and more in the areas of television and film. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
    • Google Books
      Google Books is a rich source of full-text documents (books and other materials) published prior to 1923 that are now in the public domain.
    • Google Scholar
      May be used in conjunction with interlibrary loan. Access to full text is maximized by searching from the Muhlenberg network.
    • MLA International Bibliography
      Premier scholarly index, with numerous links to full text, to criticism in the areas of literature, language, linguistics, film studies, and folklore, published from 1920-present.
    • WorldCat
      Search catalogs from libraries across the country and around the globe. Items owned by Trexler Library show a Muhlenberg College Library icon. Request items not owned by Trexler Library directly through WorldCat using the ILL (Interlibrary Loan) button. Items generally take 2-10 days to arrive.

    How do I locate partisan reviews?

    • Academic Search Complete
      Popular reviews and some film criticism. 1980s-present. Some full text.
    • Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
      A database of scholarly journals, trade journals, books, and more in the areas of television and film. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
    • Film review index
      Humanities Ref. 016.79143 F487r
      Includes reviews of films made from 1882-1985.
    • Internet Movie Database
      A good place for filmography and maybe some reviews.
    • LexisNexis Academic
      Good source for current reviews. 1980s-present. May include filmographies.
    • Reader's Guide Retrospective
      Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States for the period 1890-1982.

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    Citing sources

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      Articles via interlibrary loan

      Journal articles not found in Trexler Library can be ordered on interlibrary loan.

          
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