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Art and Graphic Design

PechaKucha Presentation

one unique purple plant surrounded by yellow flowers


For this assignment, you will research a chosen iconoclastic individual and present your findings on how their view changed the world. You will need scholarly evidence or statistics to prove their iconic impact and how that changed the world. 

This guide should help you begin locating this evidence.

Locating Library Resources

Using Google to your advantage

Google is a vehicle to the open web. While it should not be the only tool in your toolkit. Google can be a great way to learn there are resources available, even if you cannot read the whole thing.

1. Wikipedia--great place to learn search terms or brainstorm talking points. You can also borrow their references.

2. If you have a current (or more current) iconoclastic individual, "their name" AND interview could highlight some excellent pieces on your person. If you start reading them and then get a popup asking you to subscribe to read the rest, this is a great time to reach out to your librarian to see if we have access to this article or can order it.

3. If when you checked the library catalog we didn't have a biography on your person, you could do a Google search for "their name" AND book. If your presentation isn't for awhile, you could request that book from Interlibrary Loan, so you could read it. It takes awhile for those to make it through the postal service, so order them NOW!

4. You could also try "their name" AND documentary, although with more and more media only available in streaming format those can be difficult for the library to access for you.

MLA Citation Support

I often pull my citations from the database and correct them against Purdue OWL. On this page, you can find a sample FILMS OR MOVIES citation, which would cover your documentaries. Open this link and then do a CONTRL-F for FILMS OR MOVIES, and the sample will be right there.