A mediagraphy (or mediography) is a resource that provides an overview to a thematic or topical area such as the Civil War or Poverty. It then contains an annotated list of quality print, audio, video, and/or other resources. Mediagraphies contain non-print items as well as print resources. Within a mediagraphy document, issues related to the topic, concerns about materials collections, or strategies for using the materials are often discussed.
Explore some examples below. In your examination of mediagraphy projects, look for the following:
An introductory section that includes:
Identification of the content topic
Setting (location) where it is to be used
Audience - intended primary audience / users
Purpose - state why needed, what is it for?
Are media items in the mediagraphy treated as alike as possible, regardless of format or content? In other words, are the annotations and other descriptive elements for each of the items similar; i.e., audio, video, websites, CDs, DVDs, books, tapes and other media formats? Is parallel treatment and information given for each?
Note that not all of these projects meet the required criteria of this course, but they each have outstanding components.
Think about the ways that you would change and improve these sample projects.
Examples from Previous IUPUI Classes
- After High School In Indiana (2010) by Dayna Masih
- The Civil War: An Annotated Mediagraphy by Doug Peachey
- Disability Awareness Mediagraphy by Robin Durkell
- Dolphins by Connie Wininger
- Fitness Mediagraphy by Rebecca Gibson
- History of Jazz by Ann Wright-Gainey
- Learning About China (2007) by Paul Rodes
- Mediagraphy on Italy by Suzanne Slick
- OB/GYN Mediagraphy by Kathleen Rieman
- Senior Fitness by Cheryl Holtsclaw
- Tuscany – A Mediagraphy by Karen Millis
- Underground Railroad by Lisa Roesler
- Volcanoes: A Force of Nature(2008) by Cynthia Newton, Connersville Middle School, IN
- Annotated Mars Mediography by Jan Harloff
- Annotated Vampire Mediography by Jan Harloff
- Exploring Media Literacy with Young Adults by Gretchen Schwarz
- Green Videos: From Acid Rain to Uranium by Phyllis Barich (CM Archive, 19(4), September 1991).
- Health of Native People of North America: An Annotated Mediagraphy by Sharon A. Gray & Edward R. Starr (MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship, 1(2), Fall 1993: 70-100
- Performing Arts Mediagraphy at American University Library
Citing Electronic Sources
- APA Formatting and Style Guide from Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
- Citing Electronic Resources Using APA Style from Indiana University Libraries
- How to Cite Electronic Resources from Yale University
- MLA Works Cited: Electronic Sources from Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
- Learning Resources: Citing Internet Resources from eduScapes Teacher Tap
- Son of Citation Machine - Helps students and researchers properly credit the information they use.
- BibMe - A free bibliography generator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting.
- EasyBib: Automatic Bibliography Composer - Contains guidelines and tools and formats in MLA style free.