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AFAMAST 2270 Introduction to Black Popular Culture

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Welcome to the AFAMAST 2270 Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning. Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.

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Research Databases

Popular Culture

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.

Popular Culture in Sociology  Oxford Bibliographies database article provides information on popular culture sociological sources: General Overviews, Classic Works, Edited Collections, Journals, Theoretical Perspectives, Cultural Studies, Representation Perspectives, Production Perspectives, Labor Force Issues, Audience Perspectives, and Media Industry.

Ethnic Diversity Source  Database covers culture, social treatment and lived experiences of underrepresented groups across North America, including but not limited to: African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Jewish Americans, Latinx Americans, Native Americans and Multiracial Americans. This vetted resource contains scholarly journals and magazines, primary sources, historical documents, interviews and biographies, collections of e-books and videos.

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.

Art

Oxford Art Online  Database provides search and browse capabilities that allow users to refine results and choose to view biographies, subject entries, or images. Database includes Grove Art Online The Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

EBSCOHost Databases (Art)  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; Art Full Text; Art Index Retrospective: 1929 -1984; Art Source and; Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals.

Dance

Performing Arts Periodicals Database   Periodical database provides access to articles about dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and other areas of the entertainment industry.

EBSCOHost Databases (Dance)  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; Alternative Press Index,; Communication & Mass Media Complete; and International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance.

Film

EBSCOHost Databases (Film)   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;  Alternative Press Index; Communication & Mass Media Complete; The Nation Archive; and Film & Television Literature Index.

Graphic Novels

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM)  The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum houses the world’s largest collection of comic strip tear sheets and clippings. BICLM is home to unique, original art and manuscript materials.  A Guide to Multicultural Resources is a pathfinder to finding materials by African American, Latino American, and Asian American artists.   

EBSCOHost Databases (Graphic Novels)  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; Alternative Press Index; Literary Reference Center Plus; MAS Ultra - School Edition; and MasterFILE Premier.

Literature

Literary Reference Center Plus  Comprehensive literary database providing full-text access to reference works, and periodicals. Content includes New Contemporary Literature Titles from Salem Press relating to fantasy/science fiction, contemporary literature, world philosophy, quotations in context, religious literature, and biographies of Nobel literature prize winners.

EBSCOHost Databases (Literature) 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; Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective; Humanities International Complete; Literary Reference Center; MLA International Bibliography; and The Nation Archive.

Music

International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP)  The IIMP database provides to international music periodicals from 1874 to the present. Subject areas include: music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition.

Oxford Music Online  Major music reference database providing online access to “Encyclopedia of Popular Music,” “Grove Music Online,” “The Grove Dictionary of American Music,” “The Oxford Companion to Music,” “The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians,” “The New Grove Dictionary of Opera” and “The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz,” and “The Oxford Dictionary of Music.”

EBSCOHost Databases (Music)  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; Communication & Mass Media Complete; Music Index; RILM Abstracts of Music Literature; and RIPM - Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals.

Sports

EBSCOHost Databases (Sports)  A multi-interdisciplinary suite of databases covering the arts, humanities, law, life and health sciences, social sciences, science and technology. Databases contain popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, documents, books, digital media, and other information items. Open Cluster Searching Select -- Academic Search Complete; Communication & Mass Media Complete; and SPORTDiscus.  

Theatre

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.

EBSCOHost Databases (Theatre)  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;  Alternative Press Index, Film & Television Literature Index; International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance; Literary Reference Center Plus; MasterFILE Premier.

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