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ALC 240: The End of a World: South Korean Fictions, Films, and Webtoons of Disaster : Getting Started

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A Research Process

Research brings together many discrete tasks which, while not strictly linear, can be identified among the categories represented by each page of this guide.

Starting - this page links to resources that can assist with defining a research question.  Reviewing background information can help you to articulate what you want to know more about.

Searching - search in subject & news databases to identify articles in scholarly journals and newspapers:

Evaluating - questions to ask about all your sources (this page authored by Josh Honn, English Librarian)

Writing - we all need help sometimes and there are places to get assistance with writing

Citing - research is a conversation conducted over time and space.  This page links to assistance and tools for acknowledging your sources, organizing what you find when searching, and formatting bibliographies and footnotes

Background & Overview Sources

In NUSearch, search using the following subject headings in addition to keywords about your topic

Animated film industry
Animated films
Cultural industries -- Korea
Feminism -- Korea (South)
Film culture (combine with additional terms such as Korea, feminism, etc)
Gays in popular culture
Homosexuality in motion pictures
Masculinity in popular culture -- Korea (South)
Mass media and culture -- Korea (South)
Men in motion pictures
Motion picture industry -- Korea (South)
Motion picture industry -- Korea -- History -- 20th century
Motion picture industry -- Korea -- History -- 21st century
Motion pictures -- Korea (South)
Motion pictures -- Korea -- History -- 20th century
Motion pictures -- Korea -- History -- 21st century
Popular culture -- Korea (South)
Popular culture -- Korea -- History -- 21st century
Television programs -- Korea (South)
Women -- Korea -- Social Conditions
Women in motion pictures

The following links provide basic introduction to Korea's history, economy, and politics

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