blog 10, lalt

May 11, 2009

1) the first skill i learned is how to use proper citations for my collected information. the second is creating blogs to interact with people on the web. the third skill is telling the difference from a trusted or a primary source and a scondary source.

2) i would have liked to spend more time learning about primary and secondary sources and also spending more time learning about the different citation formats such as the APA format.

3) it is extremely simple and straight forward not like other blogging sites such as blogger.

4) the worst thing about wordpress is that the writing font cannot be changed.

5) this is a very educating class and i think each student at AUC should go through it.

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final project, lalt

May 10, 2009

bibliography:

a website:

http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/index.cfma

Current News article:

Meltz, Barbara. “Parental guidance suggested Matt Damon’s mom studies the effect of media violence on children.” The Boston Globe. Third Edition. 1. April 2008 1. 2 May 2009

a popular non-news article:

Mayhew, Laurie. “lessons from columbine unlearned: media violence not decreasing. “. examiner.com. 20 April 2009 1. web. 2 May 2009. <http://www.examiner.com/x-4776-seattle-childrens-literature-examiner~y2009m4d20-lessons-from-columbine-unlearned-media-violence-not-decreasing> 

2 scholarly articles:

Murray, John P. “Media Violence: The Effects Are Both Real and Strong.” American Behavioral Scientist 51.8 (Apr. 2008): 1212-1230. Communication & Mass Media Complete. EBSCO. AUC Library, Cairo. 26 Apr. 2009 <http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ufh&AN=31332401&site=ehost-live&gt;.

Martínez, Inmaculada José, María Dolores Prieto, and Juana Farfán. “Childhood and violence in advertising: A current perspective.” International Communication Gazette 68.3 (June 2006): 269-287. Communication & Mass Media Complete. EBSCO. AUC Library, Cairo. 26 Apr. 2009<http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ufh&AN=25240171&site=ehost-live&gt;.

a book:

simpson, brian. Children and television. new york: continuum, 2004

a film:

Beyond good & evil: children. co-produced and directed by media services. 2000.

blog 9, lalt

May 5, 2009

my research question is: what effects does violence in the media have on children?

1) the latest story on google news relating to my question is “lessons from columbine unlearned: media violence not decreasing” by laurie mayhew.

2) the latest story on lexis nexis is “parental guidance suggested matt damon’s mom studies the effect of media violence on children” by Barbara Meltz

3) A) Mayhew, Laurie. “lessons from columbine unlearned: media violence not decreasing. “. examiner.com. 20 April 2009 1. web. 2 May 2009. <http://www.examiner.com/x-4776-seattle-childrens-literature-examiner~y2009m4d20-lessons-from-columbine-unlearned-media-violence-not-decreasing&gt;

B) Meltz, Barbara. “Parental guidance suggested Matt Damon’s mom studies the effect of media violence on children.” The Boston Globe. Third Edition. 1. April 2008 1. 2 May 2009

blog 8, lalt

April 26, 2009

-My research question is: what effects does violence in the media have on children?

-The articles that i have found are:

Murray, John P. “Media Violence: The Effects Are Both Real and Strong.” American Behavioral Scientist 51.8 (Apr. 2008): 1212-1230. Communication & Mass Media Complete. EBSCO. AUC Library, Cairo. 26 Apr. 2009 <http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ufh&AN=31332401&site=ehost-live&gt;.

Martínez, Inmaculada José, María Dolores Prieto, and Juana Farfán. “Childhood and violence in advertising: A current perspective.” International Communication Gazette 68.3 (June 2006): 269-287. Communication & Mass Media Complete. EBSCO. AUC Library, Cairo. 26 Apr. 2009<http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ufh&AN=25240171&site=ehost-live&gt;.

blog 7, lalt

April 6, 2009

            the name for the first database that i have used is the “Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost)”. this specific database covers areas such as journalism and mass communication. it covers data collected from 1920 till now. it contains materials such as abstracts, articles from journals, books, conference proceedings, magazines and peridocals. it also contains author biographies, handbooks, book reviews, conference papers, editorials, interviews, letters, work analysis, encyclopedias and monographs all in communication and mass media. this database contains materials in languages such as english, german, french, italian, russian, magyar, polski, portugues, turkish, harvatski, arabic  and spanish. according to the search results, it seems that this database is not updated regularly, mainly updated monthly. this database is usable by any person who is enrolled in to the AUC with an AUC ID or any one on the AUC campus even visitors. finally this data base does contain some full-texts.

            the second database is the global news bank. this database covers areas such as journalism and mass communication. it covers dates from 1966 till now. it contains materials such as articles that covers politics, world economy, history, culture, science, world health and enviroment, entertainment, and many other articles concerning the entire world, the middle east, africa, the americas and developed and developing countries. all the materials covered on this database are in english. this data base is updated daily. it is available off campus and full texts are available.

           the database that appears easier to use is “the communication and mass media complete (ebsco host)” because first it has a search bar which helps the user to find his materials faster and be more specific. the database that is better for a specific search is “the communication and mass media complete (ebsco host)”. the database that is better for an indepth search is “the global newsbank”. i would use “the communication and mass media complete (ebsco host)” instead of “the global newsbank” if i want to look for a specific search or if i want to make a fast search. i wold use “the global newsbank” instead of the other if i want to make an indepth search about a heated topic or if i want to find a recent heated topic like the global financial crisis.

blog 6, lalt

March 29, 2009

1) my research question is: What effect does violence in the media have on children?

2) a) Anthropology

     b) Psychology

     c) Sociology

3) a) Anthropology (B.A)

     b) psychology (B.A)

     c) sociology (B.A)

     d) Anthropology minor

     e) psychology minor

      f) sociology minor

4) my chosen major is psychology

a) the first database that might be helpfull is “the academic search complete (EBSCO host)” because it includes a huge numbers of sources like journals, magazines, etc. it also includes sources that tackles topics from many areas such as biology, economics, psychology, etc. even though many of the articles on this database are secondary and not primary, it is considred an extremely trusted one because it includes all the full citations for each article in all formats; mla, apa, etc.

b) the second database that i have chosen is “lexis nexus academic universe” because it includes international, political and government news which is helpfull for knowing the viewpoints of several governments on the discussed topic.

blog 5, lalt

March 28, 2009

the research question that i have chosen is: What effect does violence in the media have on children?

1) A book on the topic from the AUC library:

Childhood lost : how American culture is failing our kids, by sharna olfman. published in 2005 by praeger publishers. HQ792.U5 C41995 2005

2) A book published between 2002 and 2004:

Children and television, by brian simpson.  published in 2004 by continuum. HQ784.T4 S45 2004

3) A film held by AUC:

Beyond good & evil: children, media and violent times. HQ784.M3 B49 2003

Blog 4, lalt

March 8, 2009

1) What effect does violence in the media have on children?

2) 10 results.

Grimes, T., Bergen, L., Nichols, K., Vernberg, E., & Fonagy, P. (2004, April). Is Psychopathology the Key to Understanding Why Some Children Become Aggressive When They Are Exposed To Violent Television Programming?. Human Communication Research, 30(2), 153-181. Retrieved March 8, 2009, from Academic Search Complete database.

3) 7 results.

Van Der Molen, Juliette H. Walma. “Violence and Suffering in Television News: Toward a Broader Conception of Harmful Television Content for Children.” Pediatrics 113.6 (June 2004): 1771-1775. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. auc library, Cairo. 8 Mar. 2009 <http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=13164910&site=ehost-live&gt;.

4) Jones, Lucy. “Clinton’s Last Push for Peace.” Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 20.2 (Mar. 2001): 33. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. [Library name], [City], [State abbreviation]. 8 Mar. 2009 <http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=4153403&site=ehost-live&gt;.

blog 3, lalt 1

February 22, 2009

1. What effect does violence in the media have on children?
2. media violence and children

3. citations:

Peterson, Bart. “Protecting Our Children from Harmful Media Violence.” Nation’s Cities Weekly 29 Oct. 2007: 2+. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. auc library, cairo. 22 Feb. 2009 http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=27519178&site=ehost-live.

Ybarra, Michele L., et al. “Linkages Between Internet and Other Media Violence With Seriously Violent Behavior by. Youth.” Pediatrics 122.5 (Nov. 2008): 929-937. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. auc library, cairo. 22 Feb. 2009 http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lib.aucegypt.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=35108527&site=ehost-live.

blog 2, lalt 1

February 17, 2009

I searched the academic search complete for “financial crisis” and found these two articles.

Article 1:

  1. Author’s name: Mark Dagostino
  2. Title of the article: “How to survive this money crisis” 
  3. Title of the journal: people 
  4. Date of publication: 2/16/2009 
  5. Volume and issue numbers: Vol. 71 Issue 6
  6. Page numbers of the article: p101-104
  7. Permalink to the article
  8. Subject headings of articles: financial planners; financial planning; finance, personal; financial crisis

Article 2:

  1. Author’s name: Vicki Michaelis
  2. Title of the article: “Vancouver adjusts to hard times”
  3. Title of the journal: USA today
  4. Date of publication: 02/12/2009
  5. Volume and issue numbers: none listed
  6. Page numbers of the article: none listed
  7. Permalink to the article
  8. Subject headings of articles: none listed