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ENGL 3400: Intro to Pop Culture


As Dr. Hamilton described in the syllabus, this course will examine pop culture and the mass media landscape of the 21st century. This guide is here to help you find scholarly resources about pop culture and help you research your chosen topic for the final project.

What's in this Guide?

  • Get Started - Start with reference sources to get an overview of your chosen topic, or background on pop culture theories and approaches.
  • Find Books - Search the library's collections for books to use as sources.
  • Find Articles - Search the library's collections for scholarly articles to use as sources.
  • Search Tips - Learn tips and tricks to navigate academic databases like a pro.
  • Cite Sources - Make sure your sources are cited correctly.

Why Use Reference Materials?

Reference Sources:

  • Provide background info/brief overviews on a subject
  • Provide key terms, persons, etc. to add to database searches
  • Lead to more useful sources
  • Help you narrow down your topic

Reference Librarian

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Jillian Collier
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Image from: "What exactly makes a thing a part of poplar culture?" by Swarnima Ruria, 2021

Reference Sources