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Media Arts: Research Tools

This guide provides an overview radio, television and film studies resources available to the UNT community.

Reference Services

Do you need help with your research? Reference services are available to you through a number of outlets:

  • Call (940) 565-4832 to make an appointment for individualized reference assistance

What is Peer Review?

A fast way of determining if the article you are viewing is Peer Reviewed or Scholarly, is to search for the title of the journal which published the article in: Ulrichsweb

Refereed option in Ulrichsweb filter
The Referee Shirt icon indicates the journal is refereed or peer reviewed.

Email Alerts

Numerous UNT Electronic Resources offer email alerting services. This means the database or journal vendor will send you an e-mail when new content in the resource matches your saved search, table of contents or citation criteria. You will need to register with your resource of interest to take advantage of these services.

Course Reserves

Browse Course by Letter:

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Browse Instructor by Last Name:

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Citation Help

Resources for style manuals and proper citation.

Library Catalog: Saving Your Searches

If you repeatedly search for the same items it the Library Catalog (same authors, subjects, scores with specific instrumentations, etc.), you can save the search. This will prevent you from having to key in the search each time and let you place reserves on new materials quicker.

How to:

  1. Login to your Account by clicking:   Login / Renew.
  2. Search for items or create an advanced keyword search including limits to material type, language, publication year, etc. For music scores and specific Instrumentations, use the Music Library Catalog and do a "Performance Forces Search."
  3. When your results are displayed, click the button Save as preferred search located at the top-right side of the screen near the   Modify Search link.
  4. The next time that you log in to your My Sierra Account, you can click the "Preferred Searches" button to see a list of your saved searches.
  5. Click on the search link associated with any of the preferred search terms in the list to quickly execute your search.
  6. You can be alerted of new materials added to the library collection which match your searches. Just check the "Mark for Email" box and be sure that your patron record information includes your current email address.

InterLibrary Loan

To find materials that may assist your research that are not owned by the University of North Texas Libraries, use the OCLC WorldCat database. Materials identified here can be ordered via Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan Services are offered to the students, faculty and staff of UNT for research purposes. All of the Libraries' Interlibrary Loan requests are processed through ILLiad, an integrated web-based ILL software program. To use Interlibrary Loan Services you will need to create an ILLiad account.

If you are enrolled in a distance learning class, you may submit requests for items owned by the UNT Libraries through your ILLiad account. Books owned by the UNT Libraries may be mailed to your home or delivered to the UNT Dallas Campus Library. Articles will be delivered electronically to your ILLiad account. *Note:  When you register for an ILLiad account, choose status "Dist Learning". This will insure that you have access to special Distance Learning request forms.

Distance Learning students may also request items not owned by the UNT Libraries. Interlibrary Loan books or microfilm cannot be mailed to you but must be picked up at the Circulation Desk, Willis Library, the Discovery Park, or at the UNT Dallas Campus Library. Articles will be delivered electronically.

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