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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

America: History & Life (EBSCO)

Indexes articles, books, reviews, and dissertations on the history of Canada and the United States. Covers 1964 to present. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.

Project Muse

Scholarly journals in a broad range of subjects - view title list.


A journal archive covering arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. *Current issues may be available in other databases - to see our complete full-text coverage for a particular journal title, use the Magazines/Journal search in the library catalog.

LexisNexis Academic

Full text news, business information and legal research. Includes domestic and international newspapers, magazines, news wire services, trade magazines, corporate profiles, and financial data. Also includes opinion polls covering 1935 to present -- please ask at the Research Help Desk for assistance in locating this material.

Facts on File World News Digest

Key news stories from more than 100 major newspapers, magazines, and other sources from the U.S. and world, from 1940 to present.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

An index covering a wide range of interdisciplinary fields in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Covers 1907-1984. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.

Print Resources - Television

LC call number ranges: PN 1992 - 1992.92 [Television broadcasts], TK 5101 - 6720 [Telecommunication, including television]

Subject headings:
African Americans on television
Television advertising
Television and children
Television and family
Television and women
Television broadcasting
Television comedies
Television programs
Television serials
Women in television

Selected Print Reference Resources:

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present

REF PN 1992.18 .B68 1999

Encyclopedia of Television, 2nd Ed. (Museum of Broadcast Communications)

REF PN 1992.18 .E52 2004

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

REF E 169.1 .S764 2000

Women and American Television: An Encyclopedia

REF PN 1992.8 .W65 L69 1999

Print Resources - Film

LC call number ranges: PN 1993 - 1999 [Motion pictures], TR 847-880 [Cinematography]

Subject headings:
Film adaptations
Film and video adaptations
Film criticism
Motion pictures
(plus many sub-headings available for each)

Selected Print Reference Resources:

The Film Encyclopedia

REF PN 1993.45.K34 2001

Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide

REF PN 1993.5.U6 L36 2004

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

REF PN 1998.2.T49 2002

The Oscar Movies

REF PN 1993.92.P53 1994

History and Culture

Encyclopedia of Television (Museum of Broadcast Communications)

The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Television is available to browse online from the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Select "Publications" from the main navigation links and then "Encyclopedia of TV (1st Ed.)." The 2nd edition (2004) of the Encyclopedia of Television is available in the Library's Reference collection: REF PN 1992.18 .E52 2004.

The Fifties Web

In spite of its title, this site includes material about the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Select "Classic TV" from the navigation index for a list of "hundreds of your favorite old TV Shows, including more than a hundred TV Westerns."

Literature and Culture of the American 1950s

Site created by Alan Filreis, a specialist in modern and contemporary American poetry and the literary politics of the American 1930s and 1950s, and professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.

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The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

A giant collection of movie information, created by movie fans who attempt to include all pertinent details about each movie, including actors, directors, trivia, filming locations, and additional web sources for reviews and fan sites.

The New York Times - Movie Reviews Online

Browse or search 10,000 New York Times movie reviews. Included in the free review archive are all films reviewed since 1980, reviews of all Best Picture Academy Award winners, as well as The New York Times Guide to Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made. Free registration required.

Classic Television Web Ring

More than 100 sites dedicated to TV shows of the past and their stars, including I Love Lucy, The Munsters, Bonanza, and others.

Comprehensive guide to TV shows, genres, and actors.

Yahoo! Television Show Directory

Listings for current TV shows. Also contains a TV show database for both current and classic shows.


Last updated 06-23-08