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Television Studies Subject Guide

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Table Of Contents


  • Academic Search Complete - via EbscoHost (HU Subscription) Index provides coverage on a broad range of topics, many fulltext articles
  • America's Newspapers - via Newsbank - (HU Subscription)(fulltext news)
  • Communication Abstracts - via Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (HU Subscription) - comprehensive source of information about communication-related publication on a worldwide scale providing coverage of recent literature in the areas of general communication, mass communication, advertising and marketing, broadcasting, communication theory, interpersonal and intrapersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication, journalism, public relations, radio, public opinion, speech, and television.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete - via EBSCOhost - journals in communication and mass media
  • Ethnic NewsWatch - via Proquest - (HU Subscription) - Ethnic NewsWatch provides articles from an ethnically diverse perspective from newspapers, magazines, and journals.
  • OMNI File Fulltext Mega Edition - via WilsonWeb - a multi-subject database
  • Science Direct - (HU Subscription) Fulltext, searchable access to a variety of journals in the sciences and social sciences, published by Elsevier Science


TV Archives
  • CNN World Report Archive at Texas Tech University - "The archive has complete video holdings for the weekend CNN World Report from its inception in 1987 to present. Qualified researchers throughout the world may make videotape loan requests of copies of complete shows or individual news segments. In addition, scripts are available for some news segments. A computer database for the show is available on-site at Texas Tech University. Researchers not able to visit the university can use their online database or request inquiries by mail, phone, or e-mail. The archive is located in the library of Texas Tech University's International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Avenue."
  • Television News Archive Vanderbilt University - "The Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including Nightlines since 1989. These special reports and periodic news broadcasts cover presidential press conferences and political campaign coverage, and national and international events such as the Watergate hearings, the plight of American hostages in Iran, and the Persian Gulf war."
  • UCLA Film and Television Archive - " includes an estimated 10,000 television commercials, spanning from 1948 to the 1980s. Ads for virtually all types of consumer goods and services are represented."


Associations & Organizations



  • ABC - news
  • CBS - news
  • MSNBC - news
  • Columbia Journalism Review - watchdog of the press in all its forms, from newspapers and magazines to radio, television, and cable to the wire services and the Web," offering "a mix of reporting, analysis, criticism, and commentary."
  • WriteNews - offers classifieds, a job board, books, news, and guidelines to online publications of interest to writers. The News Resources directory offers links to U.S and international newspapers arranged geographically, U.S. college newspapers (with international college newspapers coming in the future), and a cool section of specialized news services. This section includes, business, arts, publishing, entertainment, computer and tech news, sports, weather, legal, political, and journalism news sources."
  • CNN - news
  • C-Span - C-SPAN is a private, non-profit company, created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service. Our mission is to provide public access to the political process. C-SPAN receives no government funding; operations are funded by fees paid by cable and satellite affiliates who carry C-SPAN programming.
  • Discovery Channel Online
  • The Weather Channel - Since 1982, The Weather Channel has brought timely weather information to the world. Beginning as a 24-hour, 7 day television network devoted entirely to weather, it has expanded across several mediums to bring the breaking weather to its viewers and users.
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Australia's only national, non-commercial broadcaster
  • British Broadcasting Corporation - Twelve governors act as trustees of the public interest and regulate the BBC. They are appointed by the Queen on advice from ministers.
  • Public Broadcasting System - PBS, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a private, non-profit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 349 public television stations.

Web Portals

  • CCMS: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies - provides links to "valuable resources on film, television and communication studies" from Sonoma State University .
  • Center for Communication - "an independent media forum, launched in 1980 by former CBS president Dr. Frank Stanton and Museum of Television & Radio president, the late Dr. Robert Batscha, to bridge the gap between the communications industry and the schools. The Center, supported by the industry, is nonprofit and nonpartisan."
  • Clipland - Clipland was founded in late 1998 to provide the most comprehensive database of music video details.In 2001 they added movie trailers and advertising.
  • Emmy Awards - "presents information on past, current and pending Emmy awards. You may search a database of primetime Emmy awards from 1949 on."
  • Ifilm - IFILM is a media company comprising the IFILM Network (, the Hollywood Creative Directory and Lone Eagle Publishing. The IFILM Network is a leading video- entertainment destination on the Web, offering channels of movies, short films, TV clips, video-game trailers, music videos and its celebrated "Viral Videos" collection.
  • Internet Public Library Resources for Television Studies - list of links to TV resources
  • Media History Project - From the University of Minnesota, "The tale of media is a vast historic web composed of many fibers. It is to identify those fibers and to tell the stories that went into its making..."
  • Media Studies: TV, Video & Streaming Video - from the University of Iowa
  • Minorities and Women in Television News - This research was supported by the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where Dr. Stone is a professor emeritus, and by the Radio-Television News Directors Foundation
  • New Commercials - "provides the worldwide advertising community with a trustworthy source of comprehensive and relevant data used to facilitate the selection of advertising suppliers and the purchase of strategic information. "
  • Popular Culture: Television - "provides resources for the critical analysis of popular culture in the United States, including the impact of that culture beyond national borders..."
  • TV acres: The Web's Ultimate Subject Guide to Television Program Facts and Trivia - "an easy-to-use, on-line subject guide that quickly finds information about the characters, places and things that appeared on television programs broadcast from the 1940s to the present (during prime time and Saturday mornings)."
  • Voice of the Shuttle: Media Studies - links to web sites about Media Studies


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