Pop Culture: A Guide to Information Sources

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Useful SUBJECT HEADINGS for this topic:

African Americans in popular culture
[ethnic group] in popular culture
Art and popular culture
Art and society
Cartoons and comics
Clothing and dress
Crime in popular culture
Education in popular culture
Femininity in popular culture
Food in popular culture
Gangsta rap
Gays in popular culture
Goth culture subculture
Hip Hop
Masculinity in popular culture
Motion pictures
  Nineteen twenties
Nineteen sixties
Nineteen seventies
Online social networks
Rap music
Rhythm and blues
Rock music
Popular culture Popular culture--Political aspects
Popular culture--Philosophy
Popular culture--United States
Popular culture--[country]
Popular culture and literature
Popular music
Punk culture
Rave culture
Sex in popular culture
Social media
Weddings in popular culture
Women in popular culture

Useful LC CALL NUMBERS on this subject:

  BF   Psychology  
  BL-BX   Religion; Religious Denominations  
  GN   Anthropology  
  GV   Recreation and Leisure  
  HF 5801-6182   Advertising  
  HM   Sociology  
  HQ   Family. Marriage. Women  
  HV   Social Problems  
  M-ML   Music  
  N-NX   Art  
  P87-96   Communication. Mass media  
  PN1992-1992.92   Television broadcasting  
  PN1993-1999   Motion Pictures  
  PN6700-6790   Comic books, cartoons, etc.  
  PS   American Litrerature  
  TL1-484   Automobiles  


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  eBook   Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence
  eBook   Alcohol in Popular Culture: An Encyclopedia
  eBook   American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas
  eBook   Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture
  eBook   Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms
  eBook   Blue Collar Pop Culture: From NASCAR to Jersey Shore
  eBook   Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia
  eBook   Celeb 2.0: How Social Media Foster Our Fascination with Pop Culture
  eBook   Cult Pop Culture: How the Fringe Became Mainstream
  eBook   Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture
  eBook   Encyclopedia of Social Networks
  eBook   Encyclopedia of Vampires: The Living Dead in Myth, Legend, and Popular Culture
  eBook   Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology and Art of Gaming
  eBook   Gender, Culture and Consumer Behavior
  eBook   Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us in and Hold Us Spellbound
  eBook   Goths: A Guide to an American Subculture
  eBook   Greed Is Good and Other Fables: Office Life in Popular Culture
  eBook   Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon
  eBook   Hip Hop Culture
  eBook   History in the Media: Film and Television
  eBook   Homophobia: The State of Sexual Bigotry Today
  eBook   Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman
  eBook   Masculine Identities: The History and Meanings of Manliness
  eBook   Material Culture in America: Understanding Everyday Life
  eBook   The Mythical West: An Encyclopedia of Legend, Lore, and Popular Culture
  eBook   Pop Culture Arab World!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
  eBook   Pop Culture China!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
  eBook   Pop Culture Germany!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
  eBook   POP CULTURE INDIA!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
  eBook   POP CULTURE Latin America!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
  eBook   Pop Culture Russia!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
  eBook   Punks: A Guide to an American Subculture
  eBook   St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture>
  eBook   September 11 in Popular Culture: A Guide
  eBook   Skinheads: A Guide to an American Subculture
  eBook   Sports in American Culture: From Ali to X-Games
  eBook   Steroids: A New Look at Performance Enchancing Drugs
  eBook   Toys and American Culture: An Encyclopedia
  eBook   Virtual Orientalism Asian Religions and American Popular Culture


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Arts and Humanitites Citation Index
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Electronic Journals Center
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Film and Television Literature Index
includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews
Humanities International Complete
provides indexing, abstracting, and full text of journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities
Modern Language Association International Bibliography
Covers journals in language, linguistics and folklore.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
Index to full-text newspaper articles.
Newspaper Source
Index to full-text newspaper articles.
LGBT Life provides indexing and abstract coverage of the world's literature regarding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender issues.
Provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral and mental health sciences
Psychology and Behavioral Science
A comprehensive database with more than 510 full text titles covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods
Sociological Collection
A comprehensive database covering information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.
A comprehensive database for sociology research indexing not only journal articles but also significant monographs
Social Sciences Citation Index
Citations and cited references from over 1700 journals in the social sciences

Periodicals available in the KC Library and in Academic Search Complete

Newsweek (1991-2003)
People Weekly
Sports Illustrated

Periodicals available through the Electronic Journal Center

Journal of Popular Culture
Journal of Popular Music Studies
Psychology of Popular Media Culture

Below are some related sites on the World Wide Web:

The Authentic History Center: Primary Sources from American Popular Culture
endeavors to tell the story of the United States primarily through popular culture. It was created to teach that the everyday objects in society have authentic historical value and reflect the social consciousness of the era that produced them


Cultural Politics: Popular Culture
provides resources for the critical analysis of popular culture in the US, including the impact of that culture beyond national borders. Resources include sites on various forms of popular culture, including music, film, television, advertising, sports, fashion, toys, magazines and comic books, and the medium in which this message moves, cyberculture


Images: a Journal of Film and Popular Culture
publishes articles about movies, television, videos, and other popular visual arts


The People History
News and Events, Prices and Popular Culture in history from 1920 to modern day


an international magazine of cultural criticism with a scope broadly cast on all things pop culture.


PCM! Pop Culture Madness
A pop culture news magazine


NPR Pop Culture Section
National Public Radio's pop culture news section


The Yellow Pages--Pop Culture
Maintained by the University of Virginia this site provides links to a variety of pop culture resources


Popular Culture
Maintained by the University of Iowa this site provides links to a variety of pop culture resources


An exhibit on the art, science, and history of video games.


Science Daily: Pop Culture News
Reports on the intersection of science and pop culture.