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COM 446 - Critical Media Analysis: Home

Library and web resources recommended for the study and analysis of popular media

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APA Citation Help

NoodleTools

 

NoodleTools helps you write citations in MLA, APA, or Chicago format. It also has tools to create notecards, draft an outline of your paper and keep track of "To Do" tasks. Citations can be exported directly to your Google Drive, or to Word or other formats.

How to Set-up and Use NoodleTools

Finding Critical Analyses and Literature Reviews

Finding Books, E-books, and Other Materials

WOU is a member of Summit, which gives you access to millions of items from other colleges and universities -- delivered right to WOU!

Start your search on the library homepage:

Click to search for books, ebooks and other materials

 

Ebooks can be read on any computer. Learn more about ebooks here.

You can also visit Summit libraries in person: Summit Libraries and locations

How to Find Articles Listed on a Reference Page--Find It @ WOU

Do you have an article citation from a reference page?  Get the article by using Find It @ WOU. The potential results are:

  • You'll get a link to the article in a database
  • The library has the journal in print.  You can a) retrieve the necessary volume and issue from the shelves, or b) request the Scan & Deliver service. 
  • The library doesn't have the journal you are looking for, but you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan.

How to find articles that cite your source

We often use bibliographies to discover works that the scholar referenced.  These cited sources are necessarily older than the article.

How about reversing the process? Use Google Scholar to discover more recent works which cite the article or book you have.

Type the title of your article into the Google Scholar search box:

Google Scholar Search

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the Cited by link at the bottom of the article's entry:

Google Scholar Result

Notice that the example "source" article above was published in 1995. See an annotated image of the Cited by results--all more recent scholarship than the original article.

Links to Google Scholar throughout the library's web pages are specially coded to tie in with our owned and licensed collections and to Interlibrary Loan when necessary, via the Find it at WOU link. Or, rather than hunting down the link every time, you can setting your Google Scholar preferences to connect with the library:

  • Sign into your Google account, and then go to Scholar Settings.
  • Type "wou" in the 'Library Links' section.
  • Select the access boxes for Western Oregon University, and click Save.
  • When you link into WOU library resources, authenticate yourself with your PawPrint when requested.

 Google Scholar preferences

Simply using the scholar.google.com address without setting your preferences will cut you off from library access. 

Need Help?

Robert Monge
​Instruction Librarian
monger@wou.edu
503-838-8887