This guide is intended to help students with research assignments in History of Broadcasting courses taught by Professor Donna Acerra, with emphasis on the media history project and identifying sources in the library's collections for your chosen topic. Review the assignment prompt and basic guidelines below and then use the other pages of the guide to help you with your research.
Request a Book a Librarian research consultation to meet or video chat on a day and time convenient to your schedule.
For your final project in this class, you will be selecting a person, invention, or event to research in detail and write a paper or create an informational podcast.
Choose a topic that interests you from the history of radio, television, or new media, research your topic to narrow your focus, and identify a minimum of 4 usable sources to help you tell the story. Write a question your paper or podcast will answer.
Present your research either:
Review the assignment's full details in your Blackboard course site.
The library's collection is rich with materials about the history of broadcasting, radio, and history. Want to browse through some of what we have? Need some inspiration to help you decide on a specific topic to research? See some highlighted resources below.
Interested in borrowing one or more of these items? Our physical collections are not accessible to the public this semester, but you can request items using our Library to Go and Library to Go PLUS service. Entries and chapters of titles in the reference collections will need to be digitally scanned. Work with a librarian if you have questions or need help.