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CHI 321: Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Film and CHI 331: Introduction to Modern Chinese Culture: Getting Started

A research guide to support the research projects of both CHI 321 and CHI 331.

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Welcome to the guide for CHI 321: Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Film and CHI 331: Introduction to Modern Chinese Culture.

This guide will connect you with resources to find books, journal articles, information from reference books and other sources.

Asian studies librarian

Kazuko Hioki
W.T.Young Library

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Getting Started with your Research

Some tips to get you started:

  • Understand your assignment.  What kind of information do you need?  Peer-reviewed journal articles, literary criticism, biographical information?
  • Know your deadlines.  It is so much easier to do your research early so that you will have plenty of time to write your paper.
  • Develop your topic.  Narrowing your broad idea to a specific question you want to research will save you much time and effort.
  • Brainstorm keywords.  Think about keywords related to each aspect of your topic to help in searching.

For more research tips go to:

What is an Academic Source? [note: academic, scholarly, and peer reviewed are all terms used for academic articles]

How to Search for Academic Sources