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Scholarly Research Tutorial: B. Audio-Visual Materials

Wondering where to start finding sources for a paper? Not sure where to go beyond Google? Start here for a quick tutorial in effective research methods for scholarly papers.

The Fun Stuff: Art, Music, & Movies

For most of your academic assignments, you'll have no need for audio-visual (AV) materials.  But if your topic is related to music or film, or you're a theatre or dance major, of if you just need a study break, you'll want to know how this stuff works.

We all know how to find music and film clips on the free web. (iTunes and YouTube, anyone?)  The Commons has a solid collection of our own, including the kind of scholarly or educational materials you won't find on free services. There's also an ethical benefit to using our resources -- they aren't going to contain pirated or unlicensed content. 

From the library's catalog, click on the arrow to "Show search options." Click on the dropdown box for "Select media." DVDs are searchable by checking the "DVD" option.



This concludes our detour into the wonderful world of special formats.  Back to articles!


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