This LibGuide supports BA students Media and culture, enrolled in the course Media Comparison and Intermediality, systematically searching for, selecting and referencing relevant academic literature about a given topic, in the case of this particular course, on the topics of media comparison and ‘intermediality’.
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During the seminars in which we work with this LibGuide you will need a laptop or notebook with the program Zotero installed, follow these instructions. If you don't have a notebook, install Zotero on your pc and make sure that you can work together with a fellow student who can bring a device to the seminars on Monday.
Through a series of in-class workshops, exercises and assignments, incorporated and described in this LibGuide, students train diverse aspects of searching for academic literature and referencing different media objects.
During the course you will build up a list of publications and media objects relevant to the study of media comparison and intermediality in your own Zotero library. Use this archive to export bibliographic references from Zotero into each of your weekly assignments. In week 6 of the course you will have to submit your complete final portfolio of weekly assignments, including accurate references and a bibliography according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Accurate academic referencing is part of the assessment criteria for the final portfolio, and should adhere to the following guidelines:
Criteria of assessment
The portfolio includes accurate and complete references to at least 3 additional relevant academic publications related to the topic of media comparison and intermediality that are not already listed in the course manual;
Each publication mentioned or used in your weekly assignments is accurately referenced following the Chicago Manual of Style, which means it should include information such as title of article/book, author(s), editor(s), place and year of publication and name of publisher (in case of a book) and name of journal, volume, issue and year of publication (in case of a journal article);
Each media object or artwork mentioned or used in your assignments is accurately referenced following the Chicago Manual of Style, which means it should mention information such as the title of the object, name of the creator(s), year or date of creation and if applicable, and location.
You can start your research anywhere and anytime. Both the resources for searching literature and the literature itself are often available online. Yet the library as a physical space remains important.