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Off-Campus Access

If you live off campus, make sure to set up the BOL Proxy Server or VPN client on your laptop or home computer! This will enable you do conduct research and access full-text articles, databases, and other resources from anywhere.

Basic Reference Tools

Search for Books


Not every television show will have a lot written about it, especially in the scholarly literature. You may need to apply writing and theory about the genre to an individual show you are studying, combined with trade and magazine articles.


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Media Studies Blogs & Open Access Scholarship

Recent television programs often have little scholarship written about them. However, researchers can sometimes find recent critical writing in television-focused academic blogs and forums.