Real and Imagined Lives: Narrative, Rhetoric, and Identity

Term: 
Fall 2010
Section: 
PWR 1

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.

Find Reality/Pop Culture Resources

Selected Reference Resources

Suggested SearchWorks Subject Searches

Suggested Databases

  • ComAbstracts: Database contains abstracts of articles published in the primary professional literature of the communications field.
  • Communication studies: Searchable full-text of 16 journals on 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.
  • The International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI)Literature Database: open access database containing over 22.000 international references and online documents focusing on children’s, youth and educational television.

Selected Films

To find reality television programs, look up the title in Searchworks but remember to limit to Format: Video.

Websites of Interest

  • The history of pop culture, Open Directory Project
  • Blinkx TV: watch Full Episodes of TV Shows Online
  • 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.

Find Identity Resources

Selected Reference Resources

Sample Searchworks Subject Searches

Additional Databases

  • ComAbstracts: Database contains abstracts of articles published in the primary professional literature of the communications field.
  • Communication studies: Searchable full-text of 16 journals on 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.
  • Sociology: Searchable full-text of 28 journals on consumer culture and various aspects of sociology.
  • JSTOR: Searchable full-text interdisciplinary scholarly journals.
  • Project Muse: Searchable full-text scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Selected Website(s)

  • Society for New Communications Research: "The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) think tank dedicated to the advanced study of the latest developments in new media and communications, and their effect on traditional media and business models, communications, culture and society."
Instructor: 
Schuyler