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ITC 2010: Narrative, New Media, and Gaming: Home


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Welcome to the ITC 2010 course guide. 
On this page are resource links and search strategies to assist you in completing your annotated bibliography assignment.

Online Resources

The following online resources are available to help you find more information on gaming:

OWL (Online Writing Lab) @ Purdue

The OWL resources will help you learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style.



Advanced search

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Finding Books, Encyclopdias, Articles, and More

Via APPsearch you can locate books, encyclopedias, news and articles.  Find below suggested search terms and strategies.

  • Search using the name of the game, myth, spirit, or legend.
    • "yokai watch"        Tip:  use  " "  to search this as a phrase
    • arsgang
  •  What are the key concepts?  Think of synonyms.  Search them in combination.
    • video, online, internet, gaming
    • spirit, myth, folklore, legend, fable, archetype, Japanese folklore, Chinese folklore
    • narrative, storytelling, role-playing
    • culture, global
  •   Basic Search strategy example.


  •   Advanced Search strategy example.   Tip:  use   OR   between synonyms

Subject Encyclopedias

Subject encyclopedias are a good starting point for researching a topic, especially an unfamiliar topic. The library provides access to many online encyclopedias. The following list of encyclopedias will help you to find background information on mythology, various cultures, and popular culture topics:

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