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SMAD 470: New Media & Society

This guide, created for Dr. Holman's SMAD 470 class in Spring 2012, offers some starting resources for the Transmedia project which researches game creation and evaluation. If you have difficulty finding enough information on your topic, be sure to ask Jennifer Keach or at a library service desk for help.

You can also find more resources on the Research Databases pages.


Search the LEO Catalog and selected article databases at once! [more info]
To find books in JMU Libraries that include film criticism for specific films, do three different searches in LEO—a subject search for the film title, a subject search for the director, and a word search for the film title. In many cases, you will find different titles, all relevant, with each search. [more info]
Safari Books Online is a fully-searchable e-reference library that houses a vast collection of technical books from industry-leading publishers.  Also includes business related books. [more info]
This index is great for finding articles about the business side of media.
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An index with abstracts to journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines (sociology, linguistics, anthropology, education, medicine, law, physiology, business, psychiatry, nursing, pharmacology). [more info]
Indexing, abstracts, and citation searching for science and social science scholarly literature... [more info]

Search the web for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

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The Pew Internet Project explores the impact of the Internet on American life. Includes details on what people do online, user demographics and how Internet usage affects society.   [more info]
IBISWorld is a collection of Industry Market Research reports of over 700 United States industries. Now includes access to US Specialized Industry Reports. [more info]
Mintel Oxygen is a comprehensive resource full of reports on current issues in a wide array of domestic and international markets... [more info]
Check your citation style for papers and speeches [more info]
Web-based software training for more than 110 applications students and educators use every day. [more info]
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. [more info]
SkyDrive online storage is available via your JMU e-mail, Live@edu accounts. Store your documents in SkyDrive. Share with your friends. Collaborate with other students. Learn more through the JMU Computing website.
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RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database of bibliographic records.  For more info, view RefWorks in 5 Minutes, a short online video tutorial. [more info]



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