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Multi-modal Materials

Suggestions for how to find, cite and when to use multimodal materials.

What does multi-modal mean?

For some of your classes you may be asked to give a presentation using visual aids, or maybe you've been told to include a multi-modal element in your final project. Multi-modal, in this sense, means something in addition to text-based resources such as images, videos, music or graphs. Using and searching for these materials presents their own unique challenges use this guide as a starting place to help you find these items.

This guide is designed to help you:

  • Search in the library's databases for multi-modal content.
  • Find creative commons materials on the web.
  • Cite and give proper attribution to materials you use in your assignment.

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Created in 2016 by Mary-Michelle Moore, Updated Mary-Michelle Moore, 2016.