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LING 105 Language and Advertising: Home

Find Quality Video Advertisements

Site Searching

Use keywords [topic/characteristic] and search in a specific website [].

Topics covered in class include advertising using or about:

  • emotion
  • Power of brands
  • social causes
  • food
  • politics
  • greenwashing
  • as theater/entertainment
  • drugs/medications
  • sensory advertising/ manipulation of all sense
  • sex as art
  • beauty industry
  • ethnic or religous ads


controversial ads




award winning ads



Browse advertising websites like adforum:


Find Peer Reviewed Literature

EBSCO databases can be searched at the same time by clicking on one of the EBSCO databases, then clicking on "Choose Databases" above the search box at the top of the screen.

  • CMMC - Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO): Full text and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for journals covering communication, mass media, linguistics, rhetoric, language, logic, and other closely related fields.
  • SOCIndex (EBSCO): Comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.
  • Social Sciences Full Text  (EBSCO) Identifies articles in sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, politics and law, many with links to full text

ebsco search

Annotated Bibliography

As part of your assignment you need to create an Annotated Bibliography. Check the links below for definitions and examples.

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