Examples taken from Research Strategies: Annotated Bibliography created by Oviatt Library, California State University Northridge:
APA Style - Print Book:
Ontiveros, R. J. (2014). In the spirit of a new people: The cultural politics of the Chicano movement. New York: New York University
Ontiveros argues that the arts provide an expression of the Chicano movement that circumvents neoliberalism and connects
historic struggles to current lived experience. Chicano artists have integrated environmentalism and feminism with the
Chicano movement in print media, visual arts, theater, and novels since the 1970s. While focused on art, this book also
provides a history of the coalition politics connecting the Chicano movement to other social justice struggles.
APA Style - Journal Article from a Library Database:
Alvarez, N. & Mearns, J. (2014). The benefits of writing and performing in the spoken word poetry community. The Arts in
Psychotherapy, 41(3), 263-268. doi:10.1016/j.aip.2014.03.004
Prior research has shown narrative writing to help with making meaning out of trauma. This article uses grounded theory to
analyze semi-structured interviews with ten spoken word poets. Because spoken word poetry is performed live, it creates
personal and community connections that enhance the emotional development and resolution offered by the practice of
writing. The findings are limited by the small, nonrandom sample (all the participants were from the same community).
MLA Style - Print Book:
Ontiveros, Randy J. In the Spirit of a New People: The Cultural Politics of the Chicano Movement. New York UP, 2014. This book
analyzes the journalism, visual arts, theater, and novels of the Chicano movement from 1960 to the present as articulations of
personal and collective values. Chapter 3 grounds the theater of El Teatro Campesino in the labor and immigrant organizing of
the period, while Chapter 4 situates Sandra Cisneros’s novel Caramelo in the struggles of Chicana feminists to be heard in the
traditional and nationalist elements of the Chicano movement. Ontiveros provides a powerful and illuminating historical context
for the literary and political texts of the movement.
MLA Style - Journal Article from a Library Database:
Alvarez, Nadia, and Jack Mearns. “The Benefits of Writing and Performing in the Spoken Word Poetry Community.” The Arts in
Psychotherapy, vol. 41, no. 3, July 2014, pp. 263-268. ScienceDirect, doi:10.1016/j.aip.2014.03.004. Spoken word poetry is
distinctive because it is written to be performed out loud, in person, by the poet. The ten poets interviewed by these authors
describe “a reciprocal relationship between the audience and the poet” created by that practice of performance. To build
community, spoken word poets keep metaphor and diction relatively simple and accessible. Richness is instead built through
fragmented stories that coalesce into emotional narratives about personal and community concerns. This understanding of
poets’ intentions illuminates their recorded performances.