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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library


Race and Gender in Hollywood Cinema: Terminology Project: Home

Your Assignment

You will research the definition and significance of one of the following basic terms / concepts for the course:

  • race
  • racism
  • ethnicity
  • sex vs gender
  • sexual orientation
  • whiteness
  • white privilege
  • patriarchy

Reference Sources

The following online databases contain Reference sources with reliable factual and background information.

THINK Who, What, When, Where, Why, How

Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: http://support.gale.com/doc/gvrl-video4

Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: https://youtu.be/LV8Z2e1If7o

Video Content

Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial by Laura Martin, Dock Mennonite Academy High School Library: https://youtu.be/Etf-_5jWLE0

To Find Reliable Websites

  • Find and Evaluate Websites ( (a Taft Library How Do I? guide which includes the CRAAP Test for website evaluation.)
  • SweetSearch, A Search Engine for Students searches only credible websites approved by research experts. 
  • Limit your search to colleges and universities in the U.S. by including the phrase site:edu in your search. Note: be aware that universities may allow their students to use their edu domain. If there is a tilde (~) in the address, it may be a personal student page which is not monitored by the institution.

 

 

Writing about Film

 

Writing about Film: Terminology and Starting Prompts 

From Purdue University OWL (Online Writing Lab) 

Journal Article Databases

Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: https://youtu.be/M1yd-hNWSas

Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: https://youtu.be/LwdvCs9aFKQ

Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: https://youtu.be/tkaCwk_HvxA

Additional Online Subscription Databases

Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: http://support.gale.com.lib2.taftschool.org:2048/doc/gic-video1

Copy and paste the following URL for an online tutorial: http://support.gale.com.lib2.taftschool.org:2048/doc/ovic-webinar

Evaluating Your Sources

 
Taft's NoodleTools defaults to the Chicago-Turabian citation style.
(C-T is the preferred style for History papers)
You will choose MLA, the preferred style for English papers.