CS 3360 Introduction to Globalization and Culture

This guide contains recommended resources for doing course research.


Welcome to the Comparative Studies 3360 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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Alexander Street

Alexander Street  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. Alexander Street contains digital media materials including text, audio, image, and video. Search architecture allows general and advanced searching of specific subjects. This multi-layered database features 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. Alexander Street  digital media are also accessible via Apple and Android mobile devices.

Film Research Databases

EBSCOHost Databases  
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.


Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Premier 

Alternative Press Index

Communication & Mass Media Complete

The Nation Archive

Film & Television Literature Index

American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog                                                                                                

The AFI  Catalog provides reference information on American cinema from 1893-2011. The database contains actor, director, and related biographical entries.  

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.

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.


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