The goal of this unit is for you to become an active audience member and be critical in your viewing – to not simply accept what is presented to you but to question and interrogate it, realise that documentaries present audiences with particular versions of their subject matter and understand that documentaries function to persuade audiences to accept the particular view of events which it offers.
Use general search terms. You can choose the option of "Search other sources" and Oliver will search through a variety of resources. Choosing the "Advanced search" will allow you to limit to specific formats or collections e.g. Non-fiction narrative. Both of these options are right next to the search box:
Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and reliable information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Don't forget Britannica has ready made citations for you to use.
A online collection of magazine and newspaper articles as well as interview transcripts, images and videos. You can sort your results by publication, full text versions and even date. Online databases are available through the portal and many require specific login details.
Suggested articles would include:
Tick the "Full Text" box if you need the full article and not just a brief summary.
It is important to refine your search terms as your understandings grow and information gaps become more obvious. Make sure you regularly review your focus questions or task sheet guidelines. It is best to use Google Advanced Search to narrow your search further and save yourself time. Employ some advanced Google modifiers to avoid wasting time.
Reference Generator It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards. Click here for a Hale School guide to referencing.
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A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:
Animal rights 2021. Britannica School. Retrieved 29 April 2021, from https://school.eb.com.au/levels/high/article/animal-rights/7642
Killer whale 2021. Britannica School. Retrieved 29 April 2021, from https://school.eb.com.au/levels/middle/article/killer-whale/45439
Wood, C 1995, ‘A whale of a debate’, Maclean’s, vol. 108, no. 19, p. 62, viewed 29 April 2021, <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=anh&AN=9505097708&site=ehost-live>.