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FWS1175: Hell is a Teenage Girl: Terror and Turmoil of Girlhood in Horror Films: Home

Start Here: Developing Key Words

Step 1: In class, you've been watching and reading content related to experiences and expressions of girlhood in horror films. In thinking about some of the ideas you've discussed in class related to feminist studies, gender representation, or other themes, take a few moments to brainstorm some keywords or terms you would use to describe those sources.

Step 2: Around the room, you'll notice a few books from the Olin Library collection. Take a few minutes to look through these sources and brainstorm a few other keywords you might use to describe these books, or to find similar resources. 

Enter your keywords here on the class Padlet!


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Getting Started with Tertiary Sources

Tertiary sources are broad references sources that can proved an overview or background on particular topics. They include sources like encyclopedias, dictionaries, indexes, and bibliographies---these can be particularly useful if you aren't sure where to start with your research!

Searching the Library Catalogue

Streaming Sources

Cornell Libraries have access to a number of streaming services, as well as image databases to support visual research. 

Full list of streaming databases

Databases & Collections

The library subscribes to or has built a number of image databases that are excellent sources of images you can download and add to your papers and other projects. You need to keep in mind that some of them have licensing restricts that prohibit the re-publication (including open web publishing, such as on a blog or on social networking sites) of images you download. There are also quite a few digital collections that are free and open on the web. Use the library Visual Resources page for links and information about how best to use ARTstor and other image databases.

Screenshot of Visual Resources page from Cornell University Library website

Further Reading

Collaborative Resource List!

Now that you've had a chance to familiarize yourself with some of the resources available to you through the library, let's work together to build a collaborative resource page for this class! Take some time to search the library catalogue, databases, digital collections, etc.! As you find content that you find useful, add some examples to the course Padlet! You can simply enter book or article citations, add images, link to interesting articles, or any other content you find interesting!

Feel free to treat the Padlet like a blog page---comment on other posts, ask research questions, and list ideas any ideas you have in relation to the course content!

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Citation & Why It Matters!

Just as it's important to draw on information from a variety of sources in your research, it's also important to consider who you're citing in your work. Citation matters because it shows your credibility as a researcher, gives credit to others in your field, and elevates the voices of other researchers contributing to a particular body of work. 

To effectively practice citation, it's important to consider citation justice, or the act of citing authors based on identify to uplift marginalized voices with the knowledge that citation is used as a form of power in a patriarchal society based on white supremacy. To practice citation justice, here are a few things to consider: 

  • Ask yourself: Whose research is this? Whose interests does it serve? Who is framing its scope? How is this research disseminated?
  • If there is a gap in information or a particular voice missing from your references, address that gap in your writing! 
  • Practice "auditing": when you have compiled a list of references, take time to evaluate the range of authors or creators you cite in your research. 

Cornell has many citation tools and guides to help you!

ZoteroBib is a basic citation generator to help you create a works cited list. 

Our subject guides on citation styles are a great reference depending on the citation style you will use in your work. 

For additional help with citation format, in-text citations, and related information, Excelsior Writing Lab is an excellent online resource where you can find more information about citation. 

What Else Can I do at the Library?

Can't find the book or resource you're looking for? Get it through Borrow Direct, InterLibrary Loan, or recommend a purchase!

Looking for study space for a group or yourself? Find one here!

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