The Articles & Full Text feature on the main Library web page allows you to perform simple searches across multiple databases. Because the various databases are structured differently, search results may vary widely.
For more precise searching, it's best to search the databases individually. See the recommended databases below, or click on Databases from the Library home page and browse by subject.
The Cornell Library Catalog includes the holdings of all Ithaca campus libraries, in addition to those of the Geneva Experiment Station. The catalog contains records for books, computer files, government documents, manuscripts and archives,maps, musical scores, periodicals, serials, sound recordings, and visual materials.
To search only the Library Catalog, click on the catalog link as indicated by the yellow arrow.
The "All Fields" search will retrieve matches for your search terms wherever they appear in the description of an item, but you may use the pulldown menu to the right of the search box to limit to title, author, subject, publisher, or call number.
The Cornell University Library uses Library of Congress Subject Headings as the standard for subject searching. Limit your search to Subject to retrieve items that contain your terms as part of their LC heading:
A useful Library of Congress Subject Headings for this class is REALITY TELEVISION PROGRAMS.
Here are a few more media-related subject headings that could be useful:
Television and globalization
Mass media and music
Mass media and culture
Television and music
Television and popular music
American Idol (Television program)