Contained within this document are selected resources at the Monmouth University Library, useful for locating information about filmic portrayals of American History. For additional resources, search the Library catalog or call the reference desk at 732.571.3438.
Starter Resources are very broad-based, general resources that are used only in the earliest stages of research when the researcher is seeking an overview of a topic or is attempting to narrow an overly broad topic. In the context of college-level research assignments, they are merely gateway resources and as such, should not be used in place of in-depth, substantive sources.
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The Encyclopedia of American Studies brings together a wide range of disciplines related to the history and cultures of the United States, from pre-colonial days to the present. It features broad, synthetic articles covering areas such as history, literature, art, photography, film, architecture, urban studies, ethnicity, race, gender, economics, politics, wars, consumer culture, and global America. Available via CredoReference.
The Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications exhaustively explores the ways that editorial content - from journalism and scholarship to films and infomercials - is developed, presented, stored, analyzed, and regulated around the world. Available via CredoReference.
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