Guide under construction. If you have ideas for resources to include, or categories, or arrangement, or search terms, let me know.
Media studies: "Analysis of the mass media; study of the media as an academic discipline"
Media: "The main means of mass communication, esp. newspapers, radio, and television, regarded collectively."
from Medium: An intermediate agency, instrument, or channel. So,
(definitions from OED online, Sept. 2020)
There is NO single search engine. The "search the library" box is very specific, e.g. does NOT find articles!
Thousands of database search engines; each has unique (and idiosyncratic) content, features, and ways of searching.
Different format/genres require different searching: books, articles (academic, trade, popular), films, audio, newspapers, primary sources, art, etc.
You might get lucky with your first random search, but probably not.
UAlberta (and other NEOS partner libraries). Also other formats but NOT ARTICLES:
Use metadata as direct links or incorporate into your keyword searches (e.g. subject terms, author, etc)
Examples of advanced search using subject terms field --> you can mix-n-match or add additional terms to other fields
Many database search engines include scholarly articles.
Keywords and phrases: oral tradition, oral history, transmission of texts, oral communication, language and culture.
Paper, ink, writing implements, codex, vellum,
Some search terms:
Digitization, internet, computers, games