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Guide for researching topics in documentary studies.
Last Updated: Aug 4, 2011 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Citing sources

Check out these sites for tips on citing sources:

Create a free account in RefWorks, a web-based program that will help you collect, organize, share and format citations.

Endnote, a desk-top program that will help you organize and format your sources, is available for download through OIT.


Document magazine

Document  is the journal of Duke's Center for Documentary Studies.  "Each issue of Document includes a range of stories; for example, engaging interviews with photographers and other documentarians working locally, in their own communities, and on projects across the United States and abroad; compelling images and writing by young people documenting what's important in their own lives; excerpts from books and exhibitions produced by CDS; a sampling of documentary film projects from around the world; ideas for creating your own documentary projects; and much more." (from the CDS website).

Print copies of Document are available at the Perkins and Lilly libraries.



Finding articles about documentary studies

Use these databases to find articles about documentary studies.  You can search by keyword "documentary studies" or use subject terms such as documentary mass media, documentary photography, or documentary films.

Academic Search Premier

Communication and Mass Media

International Index to Performing Arts

Film Indexes Online


Tips for Using Duke's Databases

Click on Databases from the Libraries homepage. Enter database name (see below for starting points), or click Find Databases by Subject.

Need help choosing a database? Check out this short tutorial (1 min).

Click on Get it @ Duke to locate the full-text for items you find in the databases. A box will pop up and tell you if the item is available online or in print.

Not available through Duke? Request it from another library using Interlibrary Loan.

Need help using Get it @ Duke? Check out this short tutorial (2 min).

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