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ENC 1101 (Gibson) - Film Analysis: Home

Logging In

This guide works best by accessing it within Atlas or Canvas. 

Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Atlas
  2. Go to the Courses tab
  3. Locate the Libraries Channel halfway down the right-hand side of the screen
  4. Click on Search the Library.

Note: If you do not access this guide through Atlas or Canvas, you will be prompted for a Borrower ID and PIN when you click on the links to library resources

  • Your Borrower ID is your V number including the V.
  • Your PIN is the last four digits of your VID

MLA Guides online

Remember that although many of the library databases provide MLA citations for electronic sources, it is your responsibility as a student to ensure that all of your citations are correct. 

Be sure to compare any database generated citations to the library's MLA guides online (link below), the official MLA Handbook (located at the second floor Reference Desk), or your Little Seagull Handbook.

How Search Works

Searching Tips

If the title of your film is a phrase, e.g. A Bad Moms Christmas, try putting quotation marks around it when you search in Google, e.g. "A Bad Moms Christmas" This tells Google that you are searching for a phrase.

If you are not finding sources on your particular show you could try searching on depictions of a particular group, issue, or relationship in films, e.g. depictions of Latinos in films, depictions of marriage in films, depictions of bullying in films. These more general articles can still be helpful sources of information.

Evaluating Sources

Google Scholar

To set up Google Scholar to work with Valencia's databases:

Go to Settings --> Library Links --> Search "Valencia College"

West Campus Librarians