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ENG103-Fagan: Lights, Camera, Commercial!

Your research assignment is a conversation between you, your commercial, your academic sources and your audience.  The more details you can provide the better you'll be understood.  Follow the steps below for research - and conversation - success.

Step 1:  Find a Commerical. Find a Topic.

Step 1a : Listen & Watch AdViews and choose one as your primary source. Click on the link below to start watching commercials! AdViews

Step 1b: Brainstorm - What happened your in your ad? What was suggested? Click here or on the image to start brainstorming.brainstorm

Step 2: Find Background Information

Step 2: Understanding the decade your commercial appeared is essential to a good argument. The History Channel's website is a good research starting point.

Step 3: Find Academic Sources

Step 3: Find academic sources  to support your thesis. Use Discover or click below to start searching.

Focus Your Search. Find:

The Evans Library offers ebooks from ebrary. Use ebrary by clicking here.

Need help getting started? Use the Quick Start Guide  or the Quick Start Video.

eBooks are also available in a variety of other ways through the Evans Library and on the internet.  Use the links below to find more eBooks.

Evans Library - books on our shelves

Public Libraries - books from libraries in area public libraries

WorldCat - books from libraries all over the world.

Interlibrary Loan - request books and materials from other libraries.

If you need help remember to ask a librarian.

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Step 4: Read, Reflect, Read, Write.

Step 4: Put it all together. Your last step in research is to read, react, write, cite, and repeat.