• History,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Tis the Season TV

    Tis the Season TV: The Encyclopedia of Christmas-Themed Episodes, Specials and Made-for-TV Movies by Joanna Wilson, 1701 Press, 2011.   Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 791.45 W69T A one volume set providing summaries of Christmas television.  Entries fall with three categories: TV Show, Specials and Movies. Examples: The Christmas that Almost Wasn’t (1966) The Little Troll Prince: A Christmas Parable (1987) The Nick at Night Holiday Special (2003) Nick & Jessica’s Family Christmas (2004) Pokemon: Winter Vacation (1999) The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) Xena Warrior Princess: A Solstice Carol (1996) Helpful for: U.S. History, Popular Culture, Media Studies, Holiday Interests      

  • Fine Arts,  Humanities,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television

    The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television by John Kenneth Muir, McFarland, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 791.43 M91S A one-volume guide discussing superheroes from American film and television.  Each article focuses on a particular superhero, their history, creation and appearance in TV and/or film(s).  When applicable, a complete TV episode-by-episode synopsis follows each entry. Examples include: The Amazing Spider-Man The Ambiguously Gay Duo The Bionic Woman Buffy the Vampire Slayer Doctor Strange Swamp Thing Helpful for:  Humanities IV, Art, Gender Studies, Social History, Pop Culture, Superhero Fans

  • History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture edited by Gary Hoppenstand, Greenwood Press, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 306.03 G85W Each volume in this 6-volume set  discusses popular culture from a particular area of the world. Included are: • Volume 1 – North America • Volume 2 – Latin America • Volume 3 – Europe • Volume 4 – North Africa and the Middle East • Volume 5 – Sub-Saharan Africa • Volume 6 – Asia and Pacific Oceania Each volume then discusses the following topics: •    Architecture •    Art •    Dance •    Fashion and Appearance •    Film •    Food and Foodways •  …