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NENG 231 Bridge to College English: Social Media

Finding Encyclopedias & Books

 Encyclopedias are a good place to start in order to get background info, brainstorm, and find topic ideas.When you do a search for an encyclopedia, type in topic AND encyclopedia. Social Media is a broad topic which includes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, PinInterest, Wikipedia, text messaging, Instant messaging, Skype, Facetime, social networking, social software, community technologies, and the like.Book cover image of an encyclopedia entitled The Social Media Revolution

Example: Social Media AND encyclopedia. Type in the keywords in the RIT Libraries Catalog. I found this encyclopedia, The Social Media Revolution which is an e-book and online. Try the Plunkett's Games, Apps, and Social Media e-book, Horizon Reports, and Pew Research Center for more ideas. Another encyclopedia is the Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies.

Some encyclopedias are available and can be checked out. Others cannot be checked out. Use the RIT Libraries Catalog below to find encyclopedias and books on your chosen topic. Another keyword you can use in addition to social media is online social networks.When looking for books, try the subject or keyword search.

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