In this assignment, you must research mass media’s effects on the individual’s perception of the world. You must make a claim about mass media and a social effect, and then use three resources to support that claim. Your resources must be research-based.
This guide will look at how to find research and sources about the social effect & impact of mass media.
Keyword Bank: Mass Media and Society
Your strategy will be to combine words and phrases related to mass media with words and phrases related to things you need to know about it - like its effects within society, politics, economics, etc.
Here are some keyword examples you can use to mix-and-match within ProQuest Central and other sources:
The keywords mass communication can be used to replace the words mass media OR they can be used in conjunction with mass media. For example:
This isn't a comprehensive list of every option, but it should help you start your research. Remember that research is a process and you may need to try a few searches before you start finding exactly what you need.
Also note that Proquest, EBSCO, and most of our other databases automatically assume the word AND between words and phrases, and using quotation marks tells databases to search exact words and phrases. Joining words and phrases will target (or narrow) the search to more specific results. In other words, the more words and phrases you type in, the fewer results you'll see, but they'll be more specific.
You can also try expanding your research by using the search box on the Start Here page of this research guide. This box, powered by EBSCO Discovery Service, will expand the resources beyond just ProQuest Central and include everything EBSCO and our other databases has to offer.
A suggested search to try may be mass media influence on society