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ENG 102 - Wilson: EBSCO

Use these links to learn about movies and find film critiques and reviews.


The EBSCO database suite provides access to articles addressing political science, psychology, health, media, business, family, education, immigration, etc...  If your film deals with a specific issue before clicking on the Continue button scan the list of available EBSCO databases to determine if any are relevant to your film and issue. EBSCO is found on the library Database and Journals home page.  Use your MyTMCC/Canvas login and password to access EBSCO and all other library databases.

To effectively search the EBSCO database you will need to combine search terms to narrow your literature search.  

If I search exclusively using the word media EBSCO produces over one million articles. This is an ineffective search. To narrow the search we will use AND to link two search keywords. For example: media and entertainment.  This reduces our search to 46,000 articles.  

Network is a film about the lowest rated national news channel.  The outburst on network television by the lead newscaster caused a media sensation turning their newscasts into entertainment in order to gain significant ratings.  Using the core concept of the film I rethink my EBSCO search to make my search: television news and entertainment which retrieves only 2,000 articles.

I can limit this search by peer reviewed, date of publication, geography and other factors to even further narrow my results. 

Scan the list of retrieved titles to determine those articles most relevant to your research.  

Redesigning the News.

Frank, Reuven
New Leader. Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 87 Issue 5, p39-41. 3p. 2 Black and White Photographs.
Document Type:
Subject Terms:
*TELEVISION broadcasting of news
*PRIME time television programs
*TELEVISION broadcasting -- United States
NAICS/Industry Codes:
713990 All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
515120 Television Broadcasting
SHAW, David, 1943-2005
Discusses innovations in television broadcasting of news in the U.S. Concept of morning television programs; Efforts of networks to integrate entertainment into evening newscasts; Emphasis on audience demand for pre-packaged news according to Pulitzer Prize-winning media critic David Shaw.

The abstract is the best short cut to determine the relevancy of the article to your research.  In a brief paragraph, the abstract summarizes the article content, saving you time.  If there is a PDF of the article, always work with the PDF, for it provides the actual pagination for the content you will integrate into your paper and will need to accurately cite. On the right side of the retrieved article you will see a Tool column.  When you click Cite and scroll downthe list of citation formats you will find a MLA citation to copy/paste.

When using EBSCO always think of keywords to narrow your search results and always use AND to link these terms. 

For example, television news and fake news which yields 98 articles.

Journalism and entertainment which yields 1,700 articles.