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Quote about the movie

Critics generally consider Orson Welles's Citizen Kane to be one of the best films ever made. A masterpiece of technique and storytelling, it helped to change Hollywood filmmaking and still exerts considerable influence. However, when the movie was released in 1941, it was a commercial failure.

-- From St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2015

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Learning Targets

 I can access, evaluate, and use websites, library database articles, and books to find information for my project.


Citizen Kane:



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  • When searching put quotes around phrases.
  •  Try adding site:edu or site:org to get some different search results.



Databases vs. Websites

Databases : Authoritative Content from Respected Sources

  • Paid for by the library. (Think of them as premium cable channels.)
  • Cannot be easily searched in Google.
  • Includes sources written by professors, scholars, journalists, etc.
  • Authority of information is verified by editors and publishers.

Websites : Onus Is on You to Verify the Content  

  • Access is free. No one is paying for the content.
  • Anyone can publish a website. The information included is often not verified by anyone.
  • Must examine with a critical eye. You need to spend time determining if content is correct.

What about this website? Or this one? This one really works!