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Television: A Guide to Resources: Finding
Books

A selection of reference sources and databases useful for the study of television

Library Catalog

Using Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings to find books about television can be productive. The broadest term LC uses for is simply TELEVISION, but there are many subheadings, such as TELEVISION--AESTHETICS and TELEVISION--JAPAN, as well as specialized headings such as WOMEN TELEVISION, RACE RELATIONS ON TELEVISION, and INTERNET TELEVISION. In the library catalog, enter TELEVISION as a Subject search (see example below), or see the list of Subject Headings for television- related topics used in the Cornell Library Catalog.

The call number range for books about television is PN 1992 through PN 1992.95, most of which can be located on the 6th floor of Olin Library.

[Advanced Search using 'television' as Subject word and 'theory' anywhere.]

Finding Videos in the Library via the Classic Catalog

The Dean Room in Uris Library houses a variety of feature films and other visual and audio materials across a spectrum of languages and cultures. Click on the link above for tips on how to find them.

Newly Received Books About Television

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Size Ranges


Pay attention to the call numbers and note whether the material is shelved in the regular, oversized (+), or double oversized (++) sections in Olin or Uris.

Regular Size Books in Olin Library

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