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Researching Popular Culture: Home

A research guide for pop culture media of all kinds

What is Pop Culture?

Popular (pop) culture is everywhere; it is the television we watch, the music we listen to, the art we see, the books we read and much more. It is a common thread that unites individuals through a shared set of ideas. By studying pop culture, you can gain a deeper understanding of the communities and individuals that produce and consume it. Whether you're taking a casual look at the production history of a favorite movie, or developing a research paper on a classic novel, it is important to know how to find and employ credible sources of information.

Getting Started with Research

If you're not sure how to start your research or assess information, these guides can help you develop a search strategy and identify the best sources of information:

If you would like more assistance:

  • Visit the Library Information Desk
  • Chat with Library staff during regular hours using the "Chat with Us" button on the right side of the screen
  • Book a consultation with me, Kristian McInnis, using any of the contact points listed on this page

Useful Guides

Find More Sources of Information

Library Search lets you find print and electronic resources from across the Library's many collections.

Just enter a few keywords related to your topic. Then, on the search results page, use the tools in the left column to narrow your results by date, format, and subject. 

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403.210.5840

Credit Note

This guide was compiled and edited by the 2019 LIT Summer Students, Laura Edwards and Desirae Laviolette Brown.

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