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Honors Library Activity Instructions
Read the first page of the article below and then respond to the questions in your small groups.
- What seems to be the main purpose of the article? How does it contribute to the development of new knowledge within a particular academic field? What kinds of research questions does it address?
- How can you tell that the article is a secondary source? How can you tell that it's an academic source?
- What academic fields might be interested in the issues raised in the article? Think broadly about the possibilities.
- If you wanted to find additional sources to explore the issues raised in the article, what kinds of key words would you use in a search engine or library database? List as many as you can.
Article to Read for Activity
Article citation: Walsh, K. R., Fürsich, E., & Jefferson, B. S. (2008). Beauty and the Patriarchal Beast: Gender Role Portrayals in Sitcoms Featuring Mismatched Couples. Journal Of Popular Film And Television, 36(3), 123-132. doi:10.3200/JPFT.36.3.123-132
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