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CMP-125 (Titus, Spring 2021)

Learning Objectives

Hi! I'm Prof. Melissa Hofmann, and I have created this guide to best help you complete your assignments for your CMP-125 class with Dr. Titus.

This guide will give you the context and basics in research strategies and tools, so you can save yourself time and get the most out of your learning.

It's a complicated world of information, and the Rider University Libraries are here to provide you with access and help you navigate.


Library Home page with hours in the upper left for Moore and Talbott and an arrow pointing to the One Search advanced search link.  Tabs show One Search, Catalog, and Reserves, with search boxes underneath. A purple button says "Books and More," an orange button says "Databases," a blue button says "Journals," and a teal button says 'Research Guides." There is a yello highlighted "chat box" off in the righhand menu. In this menu are also buttons for FAQ, Ask a Librarian, Interlibrary Loan, and Study Room Reservation.

1. Review searching strategies for scholarly criticism of film and TV series.

2. Learn about the benefits of specialized databases.

3. Model searches of your topics.

  1. Articulate the place of the academic library in the information landscape.
  2. Navigate and describe the resources available on the library home page.
  3. Use Library One Search to find sources on your film or television series.
  • Use search strategies for finding articles, books, and book chapters for TV and film (Presentation)
  • Navigate the screen and understand search filters and options.
  • Limit by academic journal, magazine, trade publication (or the library catalog).
  • Modify search if necessary.
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