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Encyclopedias can be very useful for finding overviews of your topic. Scholarly encyclopedias are typically more trustworthy, but even peer produced encyclopedias like Wikipedia can be useful for gathering general information.
Use for general overviews and potential lists of useful resources and links. Never cite Wikipedia itself, but the entries often cite reputable resources such as books in our library, or .gov or .edu online resources.
Covers topics such as history, literature, art, photography, film, architecture, urban studies, ethnicity, race, gender, economics, politics, wars, consumer culture, and global America. EAS is fully searchable and offers interdisciplinary coverage of the American experience. Contains works by hundreds of internationally renowned scholars.
This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.
Provides information on a range of popular music genre from 1900s onwards; including rock, pop, jazz, folk blues, heavy metal, techno, R&B, reggae, and hip-hop. This biographical encyclopedia contains a name index, an index of song titles, and bibliographies by artist and subject.