What interests you? Which readings and films did you find intriguing? Are you fascinated by a particular country, or was there a specific film that you really enjoyed?
Identifying your interests will create a focal point for your paper, and working with a topic you want to know more about will make the research and writing easier.
Identify Search Terms
Your first writing assignments focuses on the development of the film industry in a Arabic Country.
In another assignment, you will analyze an Arab feature film.
Create Search Statements
Use "AND" to connect ideas that represent the topics you are researching.
Use "OR" to connect synonyms.
Women AND motion pictures AND Egypt
Feminism AND Arab AND (film OR motion pictures)
Jordan AND cinema AND history
Malih AND "The Extras" OR al-Kumars)
Arab countries AND film industry
Discover Subject Terms
Begin with a key word search in Scholar or OhioLINK online catalogs, and the selected research databases.
TIP: When you find books and articles relevant to your topic, take a look at the full record where it says "subjects" or "author-supplied keywords" to get ideas for new search terms.