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AAAS 4571 Section 02 (17578) Black Visual Culture and Popular Media

This guide contains recommended resources for doing course research.


Welcome to the AAAS 4571 Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning. Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.

                                                                        Leta Hendricks

Research Databases

Librarian's Choice

The Alexander Street Press     

The Alexander Street Press is the perfect research companion for Comparative Studies scholars. Comparative Studies subjects include Africana Studies, Gender Studies, Global Studies, social and cultural history, the performing arts, and emerging research areas. The Alexander Street Press digital media materials (text, audio, image, video) are indexed to reflect important search elements of the subject’s collection, allowing for both general searching and advanced, in-depth searching of specific subjects. These multi-layered database utilities include custom clip making, playlist tools, and course pack compatibility. Users can create playlists of whole videos, film clips, and HTML content for saving and viewing. 

Art & Design



Literature & Language

Music & Performing Arts

Social Sciences

EBSCOHost Databases (Performance)   A multi-interdisciplinary suite of databases covering the arts, humanities, law, life and health sciences, social sciences, science and technology. Databases contain content from popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, documents, books, reports, conference proceedings, and other digital media. Features Open Cluster Searching. Select -- Academic Search Complete; Academic Search Premier, Communication & Mass Media Complete, Film & Television Literature Index, and Play Index.

Pop Culture Universe  Popular culture database contains a diverse interdisciplinary resource covering; arts and visual culture, business and advertising, ethnic and group culture, fashion and appearance, film, food and drink, literature, music, politics, recreation and leisure, religion and spirituality, sports, television and radio, and technology and media.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive  Show business database contains primary resources covering broadcasting, cinema, film, music, radio, stage, television and theatre.  Periodical titles include: Beat, Billboard, Box Office, Melody Maker, Reggae Beat and African Beat, The Stage, Uncut, and Variety.

Black Drama   Black Drama, Second Edition contains plays with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, and production companies. The database includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. The titles were selected with the editorial advice of James V. Hatch, co-author of “A History of African American Theatre.”

North American Theatre Online   Database includes reference information about authors, plays, theatres, productions, production companies, casts, and links to plays in full-text.

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