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Comm 490: Celebrity Influences

Suggested popular culture resources for celebrity studies. Includes both primary and secondary sources. Professor Jan Van den Bulck, Fall 2017

Primary sources related to cultural studies, communications and the media

Think about the various kinds of texts that exist:  advertisements, television shows, video games, Congressional hearings, newspapers, social media posts, films, etc. These can all be primary sources in relation to your topic.

Trade Publications

Magazine Collections & Digitized Archives

A small selection of our online magazines - for a particular publication, search in Mirlyn 

News Sources - including television news shows

Finding books and more

Mirlyn, library catalog (Find periodicals - newspapers, journals and magazines - books, movies, and more)

  • Search for books and other stuff by keyword, subject, title, author, etc.
  • Need a specific periodical?  Check the library's coverage of a particular periodical/source (i.e., a newspaper, magazine, news outlet, etc.) by looking up the title in Mirlyn, the library catalog. From the drop-down menu, choose "Journal/Serial name" and search for the title. For example, you can view the Mirlyn record for TelevisionWeek (a tv trade publication) here. The "holdings" tab tells you that we have electronic access to TelevisionWeek through several different databases, with different dates of coverage.



Click on the "ArticlesPlus" tab above the search box on the library website. ArticlesPlus is your gateway to finding all sorts of articles, including ones from scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and trade publications. Think of it as "Google" for MLibrary!