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FILM 335: Culture and Technology

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating your sources is a crucial step of the research process. You need to evaluate carefully each source to determine its appropriateness and quality.

Check our Evaluating Sources Checklist for criteria used to judge information sources and our Scholarly and Popular Resources page to distinguish between scholarly and popular publications.

It is particularly important to evaluation information that you find on the Web. Because there are no rules and anyone can post a page on the Web, you will have to determine whether the web site is of value. Go to Evaluating Web Sources for specific criteria used to analyze websites.

Check our Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals page in order to evaluate periodicals by looking at their content, purpose, and intended audience.


Writing Centre

The Queen's Writing Centre provides help with brainstorming ideas, creating outlines, improving grammer and style, and thesis statements.  Located in the Stauffer Library, the Centre provides one-on-one consultations.

Reflective Writing

Reflection means taking some time to examine your thoughts, beliefs, values, attitudes and assumptions about your understanding of a topic, a situation or problem.  The key questions in reflective thinking are how? and why? rhater than just what?  In reflective writing, students are asked to write down their personal thoughts.their thoughts.  

Reflective Writing (University of Leeds)

Reflective Writing (Royal Roads University)



Citing Your Sources

Harvard is the preferred style of documentation for Film 335. Check out these sites for information on citing sources:

Harvard System (Anglia Ruskin University)

Harvard Guide to Using Sources

Harvard Referencing Style Guide (University of Sydney)

Deakin University Guide to Harvard