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VIOLENCE IN THE MEDIA PATHFINDER

DEFINITION: “Violence - Physical force exerted for the purpose of violating, damaging, or abusing. Media - The means of communication, as radio, TV, newspapers, magazines, and Internet, that reach very large number of people.” (The World Book Encyclopedia, 1994)

NARROW THE TOPIC:
  • What is the effect of Telecommunication Act of 1996?
  • Is there a correlation between violence in the media and crime?
  • What is the V-chip and how would it work?
  • Is the media a scapegoat for society’s problems?
  • Is television news too violent (“if it bleeds it leads…”)?
  • Will rating television shows have any effect?
  • How do video games effect children?
  • How can parents reduce the time their children watch television?
ONLINE CATALOG SUBJECT HEADINGS:
  • Violence in Mass Media
  • Violence in Television
  • Violence in Motion Pictures
  • Mass Media
  • Murder in Mass Media
SELECTED PRINT RESOURCES:

The myth of media violence : a critical introduction / David Trend.
by Trend, David.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Call #: P96.V5 T74 2007
Location: Main Stacks

Children, adolescents, and media violence : a critical look at the research / Steven J. Kirsh.
by Kirsh, Steven J.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2006.
Call #: HQ784.M3 K5677 2006
Location: Main Stacks

ELECTRONIC INDEXES:

ProQuest
Academic Search Premier
Points of View

GOOGLE SCHOLAR: mass media violence (search results limited to 2000 to 2010)

SUGGESTED INTERNET SITES:

media violence site:.gov (local, state and federal government websites pertaining to violence in the media)

intitle:media violence site:.org  (search results limited to sites that have the words "media violence" in the title of the website (websites of organizations pertaining to violence in the media)

media violence site:.edu (websites of educaitonal institutions pertaining to violence in the media)

CITING YOUR SOURCES:

Avoiding Plagiarism (The Online Writing Lab OWL at Perdue University) [http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/1/]

The key to avoiding plagiarism is to make sure you give credit where it is due. This may be credit for something somebody said, wrote, emailed, drew, or implied. (OWL)

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker [www.easybib.com]

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Mark Jackson,
Aug 17, 2010, 10:01 AM
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