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Below are selected key resources for cultural studies. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this subject area, it might also be helpful to consult guides in related disiplines, such as:
Encyclopedia of American Studies A reference resource containing general articles on American history and culture. An ideal starting point, especially for topics unfamiliar to you. The Encyclopedia addresses issues such as literature, art, photography, film, popular culture, architecture, consumer culture, urban studies, ethnicity, gender, race, economics, labor, social movements, politics, and global America. An ideal starting point, especially for topics unfamiliar to you (Part of Credo Reference package). Coverage: All Volumes. Full-Text.
Credo Reference Includes more than 900 encyclopedic titles from respected publishers in all disciplines taught at Dickinson, including various language dictionaries, the Marquis Who's Who series and numerous other biographical sources, economics and business encyclopedias, food and agriculture sources, publishing sources, atlases, and many encyclopedias covering the arts, history, literature, science, technology, religion, philosophy, politics, psychology, geography, country studies, and more. Full-Text.
Grove Art Online The definitive encyclopedia for art and art history. Grove Art includes thumbnail art images and line drawings, image links, and bibliographies. Full-Text.
Grove Music Online The online version of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. (For the 29 print volumes, see Reference ML100 .N48 2000.) The major part of Oxford Music Online, and the most comprehensive encyclopedia of music, including classical, popular, jazz and world music. This is the definitive starting point for research on composers and their works, musical periods and styles, music history and related performing arts. Allows 3 simultaneous users. Coverage: Updated at least 3 times a year. Full-Text.
Communication and Mass Media Complete Material produced by the National Communication Association along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study including language and linguistics. Coverage: 1915-present. Some Full-Text.
EBSCO Magazine Archive Contains the contents of the Architectural Digest, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Ebony, Esquire, Forbes, Fortune, Life, Maclean's, People, Sports Illustrated, Time, U.S. News & World Report and Vanity Fair magazine archives. The Ebony archive is a gift of the Mary Moser Memorial Library Fund. Coverage: 1857-2015 (varies by title), contains primary sources. Full-Text.
Film and Television Literature Index Covers the entire spectrum of television and film writing. Includes articles on film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Coverage: 1930 to present. Full-Text.
Google Magazines Provides free access to miscellaneous issues of popular magazines. Coverage: Varies by title, contains primary sources. Full Text.
Humanities and Social Sciences Retrospective A citation-only database that includes articles from English-language periodicals on such subjects as Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Community Health & Medical Care, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Gender Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology. Articles in this database were published between 1907 and 1984. Use the library's "Get It!" button to obtain materials with no direct full-text link. Coverage: 1907 to 1984. Citations Only.
Humanities Source Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world in all aspects of the humanities including Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, and Religion. FOR CITATION SEARCHING: Click the "More" button at the top of the search screen, then click "Cited References." Coverage Range: Mid-1970s - present.
J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America Documents the history, operation, policies and accomplishments of one of the world's largest and oldest advertising firms. From John W. Hartman Center for Sales; Advertising and Marketing History; David M. Rubenstein Rare Book; and Manuscript Library, Duke University. Coverage: 20th century, contains primary sources. Full text.
MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association) with Full Text The definitive index for the study of language, literature, composition, folklore, and film with full text for more than 1,000 journals. International in scope, the bibliography covers scholarly publications from the early 20th century to the present, including journal articles, books, and more. Coverage: 1963-present. Some full text.
Modernist Journals Project A freely available resource for the study of modernism in the English-speaking world. Full-text scans of early 20th century publications, including Crisis, The Little Review, and Scribners. Coverage: early 1900s, contains primary sources. Full-Text.
Readers' Guide Full Text Index of subjects in the popular press (magazines, news magazines, general interest periodicals), including art, business, computers, dance, drama, education, entertainment, fashion, film & television, food, health & medicine, history, literature, news & current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, and travel. Coverage: 1890-1982. Some Full-Text.
SportDiscus with Full-Text Covers sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, disabled persons, facility design & management, intramural & school sport, doping, health, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, allied health, occupational health & therapy, public health and more. Coverage: 1800-present. Full-Text.
Women's Magazine Archive Includes historic content for the leading women’s magazines Cosmopolitan, Essence, Seventeen, WIN News, and Woman's Day. Coverage: 1937 - 2005 (varies by publication), contains primary sources. Full Text.
Subjects: Africana Studies
, American Studies
, Dickinson History & Special Collections
, Equity & Inclusivity
, Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean Studies
, Master's Program in Managing Complex Disasters
, Middle East Studies
, Native American / Indigenous Studies