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American Television History

Your guide to American television history at UCLA: Find articles, books, and more.

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.

Historic Magazines Online

Major digitization projects that include historic entertainment magazines previously unavailable online.

Core Film and Television Studies Databases

These more specialized tools index journals core to the study of film and television, including more international and professional practice-focused journals and magazines.

Multidisciplinary Databases

These databases are good starting places for contemporary and some historical writing in periodicals. They tend to be wide in scope, but not necessarily deep in coverage, particularly for articles in foreign languages.

Entertainment Business and Law

Communication Studies Databases

Although more focused on the social sciences than on aesthetics or history, Communications journals often contain scholarship on media, including television, gaming, social media, and more.