New Reference Book: Tis the Season TV

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 6th, 2011

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

 

 

 

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

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 9th, 2010

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

New Reference Book: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 3rd, 2009

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
•    Games, Toys and Pastimes
•    Literature
•    Love, Sex and Marriage
•    Music
•    Periodicals
•    Radio and Television
•    Sports and Recreation
•    Theater and Performance
•    Transportation and Travel

Helpful for: Humanities III, Humanities IV, Humanities IV Research Paper, Humanities V, Humanities V Research Paper, Topic Finding, History, Middle Eastern Voices, Global Studies