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Youth Cultures: EDUC 0817 / 0917

Library resources for students in EDUC 0817: Youth Cultures

Using Google & Google Scholar

If you have not chosen a youth culture, spend some time searching Google and finding out what interests you. For any youth culture you select, make sure you can find scholarly information on the it, e.g. a research study conducted and reported on by an expert and published in an academic journal.

Using Wikipedia

Wikipedia can be a great place to begin finding information on a youth culture. You'll need to find additional sources, but Wikipedia articles may help you learn more about your chosen culture. Use the citation list on wikipedia to lead you to more sources.

The reference sources below also provide overviews and background information on a topic.

Newspaper Sources

You may be allowed to use a few popular sources in addition to your top-tier scholarly sources. These newspaper databases will help you locate newspaper and magazine articles and possibly get access to back issues of publications that you wouldn't be able to get through Google. Keep in mind that you'll need to evaluate these sources for credibility as well.

Selected Books About Youth/Identity

You may also need to consider how to narrow your topic down, or how to relate it back to course themes such as adolescent development. For example, if you're interested in "teen use of social media," maybe you'll want to focus on a specific form of social media such as SnapChat. From there, perhaps you'd focus in how SnapChat, or other new media environments, affect teen relationships.