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WRPR 158: User Generated Content (HC): Finding Book Chapters

Writing Program 158A01 & 02: User Generated Content: Popular Culture in a Digital World (Bradway) Fall 2013

Finding Book Chapters / Essay Collections

Before conducting your search:

  • Consider how your argument might be broken down into keywords or phrases.

  • Compile a list of synonyms for those keywords.  What other terms might scholars use to talk about your topic, and how do these terms reflect the type of argument scholars are making?  (E.g., publishing vs. dissemination)

  • Consider which intersections among your keywords will be useful for searching

See the Search Tips tab for additional information about searching Tripod and other catalogs.

Finding Books

Use TRIPOD to find books and other material owned by the Tri-College libraries.

Use WorldCat to find books not held by the Tri-College libraries.

In order to find books in either catalog, conduct either a relevant:

Keyword Search:

E.g.,   ("new media" OR "digital media") AND (ownership OR legal* OR privacy)

          ("new media" OR "digital media") AND identity

          "interactive narrative*"

          (YouTube OR facebook) AND priva*

          "social media" AND "popular culture"

          human AND digital

(See the Search Tips tab for more information on how to construct keyword searches.)

Or Subject Search:

E.g.,  Mass media and culture

         Mass media and technology

         Technology and the arts

         Digital media

         Digital media—Social aspects

         Mass media—Social aspects

         (Use the Browse Books & More link to find additional subject headings.)

Search Tripod

Selected Books