Bodies of Knowledge

Term: 
Spg 2012
Section: 
PWR 2

Librarian


Phyllis Kayten
pkayten@stanford.edu

Getting Started

  1. Use Reference Sources to jumpstart your research, to get ideas, search terms, context, and more.
  2. Find Books, Journal Titles and Media in Stanford's Online Catalog, SearchWorks.
  3. Find Articles in Selected Databases.
    Note: Stanford subscribes to over 1000 Databases that index articles and books on various topics. Since there are so many databases we recommend a select subset of databases which will give you access to articles in a wide variety of subject areas.

  4. Find Resources on your Course Theme. Click the link(s) below.

Visual Media

Selected Image & Photograph resources:

History Image Sources

Websites of Interest

  • The history of pop culture, Open Directory Project
  • Blinkx TV: watch Full Episodes of TV Shows Online
  • Visual Resources Center (part of Art & Architecture Library): Digitized collection of the slide library from Stanford's Art & Art History Department; over 300,000 images.
  • Moving Image Archive (from the Internet Archive): This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.
  • San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive: Established in 1982, the TV Archive preserves over 4000 hours of newsfilm, documentaries and other programs produced locally in the Bay Area and Northern California between 1939-2005. It is part of SF State Library’s Department of Special Collections.

Suggested Databases for Articles about Performance, Images & Photography

Sociology/Psychology Resources

Reference Sources

Suggested Databases for Sociology or Psychology topics:

  • Annual Reviews Social Sciences: Annual Reviews in Psychology and Sociology. Articles provide overviews of current scholarship on key topics.
  • Buros Institute of Mental Measurements online keyword search: Search by Keyword Anywhere for commercially published tests. Results indicate which volume of Mental Measurements Yearbook provide scholarly reviews and summaries of the test.
  • Communication & mass media complete: Offers information from over 600 journals in communication, mass media and related fields
  • Communication Studies: A Sage Full-Text Collection: covers such subjects as Journalism, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Studies / Intercultural Communication, Television / Film Studies, Media Studies, Business Communication, Organizational / Management Communication, Written Communication, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies
  • PsycINFO: Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law
  • Sociological Abstracts: Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Full text available through Find it @ Stanford link.
  • Sociology: Full text of articles on such subjects as Childhood, Contemporary Sociology, Comparative Sociology, Consumer Culture, Classical Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Leisure Studies, Social Theory, Sociology of Sport, and Sociology of Work and Employment (Labor Studies).
  • Social Science Research Network "Tomorrow's Research Today": working papers and open access scholarly articles
Instructor: 
Streit