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MDSB62H3: Visual Culture and Communication

This library guide will assist you in finding the resources that you need in order to complete the assignments for courses in MDSB62H3, including the annotated bibliography and the visual essay.

Generating Keywords

First, develop your research question: What are you trying to answer?

In order to develop keywords, look at the nouns within you research questions - persons, places, and things. You can also think about the 5Ws: 

  • Who
  • What
  • When
  • Where
  • Why

List keywords that relate each concept in your research (use a thesaurus, course readings, or lecture notes for ideas).

For example: "Is there a significant relationship between openness and employee performance?"

Keywords:

  • openness = open, intellectual, curious, thoughtful, creative
  • performance = evaluation, achievement

Generating Keywords

Research Question:

What stereotypes have been used in portraying Arabic people in film or television since 9/11?

Concept 1: Arab People                                             

Concept 2 : Stereotype                                              

Concept 3: Film                                                        

Arab

Middle Eastern

Muslim

Cliche 

Portrayal

Represent 

Misrepresent

Stereotype

Film

Movie 

Documentary 

Cinema