You will need a combination of background sources and argument sources, in addition to the film that you're analyzing.
Background sources help you to identity the theories, theorists, concepts, and history of the aspect of culture you're choosing, and the film you're analyzing. In your paper, they may help you to provide context to your argument and answer the question, "why should I care about this?"
Argument sources help you identify what researchers already know or don't know about your topic. In your paper, the arguments made in these sources are used to refine or extend your own argument.
Exhibit sources are the items that you are analyzing - in this case, your exhibit is the film.
When developing a research proposal, it's important to recognize how sources will build upon, inform, and interact with your own research.
The BEAM method, developed by Joseph Bizzup, a rhetoric professor, provides a good model.
Citation mangers are tools that organize your research and help you save time. You can even create bibliographies and in-text citations!
The library supports two citation managers:
See below for guides on using each of these tools.