Synopses & Reviews
This directory consists of an alphabetical ordering of television-related categories. For each category, a brief conceptual overview is presented, followed by a list of relevant research or lecture topic suggestions and a bibliography of selected print sources (mostly books). Users should appreciate the directory as a reference tool intended solely as as guide to studying television and not as an end in itself. As such, the categories herein are not necessarily mutually exclusive; nor are the overviews, topic suggestions, and bibliographies meant to be comprehensive. Instead, this publication is intended to inform broadly, to stimulate critical thinking, and to serve as a catalyst for further inquiry. An Additional Sources section is included at the end of the directory. General reference books, relevant indexes and databases, scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers, and trade publications are listed. Libraries and museums containing special television-related collections are also noted. There always seems to be new print publications and electronic databases that provide access to television-related content. Please consider this directory as but one entry point to television research. Users are encouraged to solicit the expertise of a professional librarian in order to access the most relevant sources available on topics of interest.