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WMST 200: Women and Society : Research Project

Research guide for WMST 200

Research can be difficult, but you don't have to start from scratch if you follow the clues left by scholars who have gone before you!

As you conduct your research, you will need to make note of the additional resources (book, book chapter, journal article) you identify in the bibliographies, references, notes and footnotes of the sources you are using. The reason for this? Because this is one of the best ways to further your research.

 

Example.
Original Article:
Tiggemann, M. (2014). The Status of Media Effects on Body Image Research: Commentary on Articles in the Themed Issue on Body Image and Media. Media Psychology, 17 ,(2), 127-133

You read this article and it is just perfect for your research. Follow the references to build your bibliography.

For books and book chapters, check WorldCat.

There are a couple of ways to determine if we own the article and in what format.  It can be tricky to find the article sometimes, please email Judy if you are not finding what you need.
1. Use WorldCat and type in the title of the article or the journal name. 
2. google and use the Reload button (http://lib.guides.umd.edu/reload-button) or google scholar (make sure to set library holdings for University of Maryland)
3. Use the Citation Finder (https://umaryland.on.worldcat.org/atoztitles/search#article)

If the article is really great for your research, and you have checked the references used by the author/s, you can look and see if the article has been cited by anyone else since it was published. 
This is the  original great article:


Tiggemann, M. (2014). The Status of Media Effects on Body Image Research: Commentary on Articles in the Themed Issue on Body Image and Media. Media Psychology, 17 ,(2), 127-133

There are several ways to see who has cited the article, but one of the best and easiest ways is to use 
Google Scholar. (https://scholar.google.com/)
Be sure to add University of Maryland - Find @ UMD to the Library Links by going to Settings and then Library Links

Once in Google Scholar, type / copy the article title and then click on Cited by:
Google Scholar Citing Article Status of Media Effects



 

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