HIST 101: Popular culture In/As U.S. History

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Gabriel Milner

HIST 101 Guide

Information useful to all students doing research for a thesis can be found in the HIST 101: What You Need To Know guide. It includes information about:

This guide is intended to provide resources and search strategies specific to your section of History 101. For the best results, you should use both of these guides.

Getting Started

These are examples of the titles retrieved with a keyword search in Oskicat of encyclopedia cobmined with:

popular culture

Another useful resource for many of your topics is:

American Decades  Doe reference Reference Hall E169.12 .A419 1994 and the accompanying resource American Decades Primary Sources Doe reference Reference Hall E169.1 .A471977 2004


St. James encyclopedia of popular culture Read at Google Read at Google

Contemporary youth culture : an international encyclopedia Includes an article on "Raising World Citizens: News Programming for Youth in the United States" Read at Google Read at Google

Cold War culture : media and the arts, 1945-1990 Read at Google Read at Google

Encyclopedia of media and propaganda in wartime America Read at Google Read at Google

Encyclopedia of television This resource is also available online at http://www.museum.tv/eotv/eotv.htm Read at Google Read at Google


War movies and war propaganda [electronic resource] : a bibliography of materials in the U.C. Berkeley library

Searching in catalogs

Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Press coverage.
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Mass media and the war.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1970.
Propaganda, American.
Etiquette -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Children's television programs -- United States.
Middle class -- United States.
Television and children.


Primary Source Digital Collections


A more extensive list of online newspaper resources are available from the Library's Electronic Resources Finder. Some of these are only aggregated collections of links to U.S. and international newspapers, not all of them contain searchable, full-text articles.

Institute of Governmental Studies Library

When you search OskiCat or Melvyl for books and reports on public policy issues, you may find that many of your search results are located in thCalifornia state seale Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) Library in Moses Hall. The IGS library is a specialized library that focuses on California's governmental history and public policy, collecting materials like reports (governmental and non-governmental), campaign literature, local newspaper clippings, and more. Many of their items that you find in OskiCat are located on the web; click the title in your search results to see the link to the online version.

The IGS Library's website is a great source for information on recent and past California ballot measures and public policy issues, but sometimes the OskiCat information about IGS materials can be confusing. Here's an example:

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