COMM - Popular Culture
Use the Library
Catalog to search for books by title, by author, or by using the "Subject Headings" search. Example Subject Headings:
information technology social aspects
mass media and culture
mass media social aspects
online social networks
Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks (P94.6 .M424)
Communication Matters: Materialist Approaches to Media, Mobility, and Networks (P94.6 .C663)
Cached: Decoding the Internet in Global Popular Culture (HM851 .S34)
I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did (HM851 .A66)
Media and Society (HM1206 .O74)
Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives (HQ1178 .Z83)
Cultures of Mediatization (P94.6 .H46513)
Against and Beyond: Subversion and Transgression in Mass Media, Popular Culture and Performance (P94.6 .A335)
Life after New Media: Mediation as a Vital Process (P96 .T42 K46)
Big Media, Big Money: Cultural Texts and Political Economics (P96 .E25 B48)
Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema (PN1992.8 .M87 .V48)
Mass Appeal: The Formative Age of the Movies, Radio, and TV (PN1993.5 .U6 B385)
Search the database, EBSCOhost eBook Collection for eBooks. In the search box, use keywords/phrases such as
"mass media and culture"
"mass media and technology"
"popular culture and mass media"
Book Titles not available at NSU Libraries:
If you are searching for a book in addition to those owned by NSU Libraries, search the database WorldCat (OCLC). You will need to set up your user profile or ILLiad account through the Library's InterLibrary Loan (ILL) to have titles sent to one of our NSU Libraries (Tahlequah, Broken Arrow, or Muskogee). See the ILL/FAQ page for additional information about our ILL as well as the Document Delivery service.
The Library Catalog offers a variety of source types, including periodicals. From the Library’s main page, use the quick search option by clicking on the "Books" tab. If you know the title of the periodical, select the "Journal Title" or choose to search by "Subject Heading" for periodicals within a subject area. This will locate titles in the print collection as well as additional titles accessible online.(see image below)
Communication, Politics & Culture (refereed journal - online open access)
Journal of New Communications Research
Journal of Communications Research
Popular Communication (online)
M/C Journal (online)
Journal of Popular Culture (online)
Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television (online)
Scope: An On-line Journal of Film Studies (open access - Nottingham, England)
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film (online)
Screening the Past (online open access)
Transformative Works and Cultures (online open access)
For remote access to NSU's subscription databases, users will need to provide their NSU user ID. This is the same NSU user ID to access NSU email or Blackboard. Articles and Databases A-Z (This link provides all of NSU Libraries databases in alphabetical order.)
The following tutorials offer tips and information about database searching.
Boolean Operators - (How to refine your searches)
Peer Review Journals (Finding scholarly or peer reviewed articles - YouTube video)
EBSCOhost (Searching in Multiple Library Databases)
Example journal article:
Encheva, L., & Pedersen, I. (2014). 'One Day...':Google’s Project Glass, integral reality and predictive advertising.
NOTE: The article’s record was found online through the database, Communication & Mass Media Complete in the publication, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies. Although many articles will be available in full-text, some will have the bibliographic information and abstract such as this example. This would make a good title to request through the library's InterLibrary Loan service to locate the full-text and have it emailed to you.
The databases listed below represent a few to begin searching for information. For articles that are not available in full-text format in our print collections or online through our databases, use the InterLibrary Loan service.
ABI Inform (ProQuest)
Academic Search Premier (General)
Business Source Premier
Communication & Mass Media Complete
EBSCOhost eBook Collection (eBooks)
MasterFile Premier (Magazines)
NewsBank (Newspapers, etc)
OmniFile Full Text Mega (General)
Citation Style: APA (Purdue OWL)
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition print version is located in the Reference section, call number BF 76.7.P83.
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