ICSM Global Entertainment Media: films, music, and money

ICSM: Global Entertainment Media

​ Library Instruction objectives:
1. Find books using the library's catalog
 2. Execute requests for books and articles the library does not own using Interlibrary loan (ILL)
 3. Find scholarly (academic or peer reviewed) articles 
 4. Discover that librarians create research guides that facilitate research; they can be contacted for assistance

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Wonder Woman and Female superheroes

United Nations News Centre:  'Wonder Woman' appointed UN honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls

Search Strategy:

Female OR women

Superhero OR marvel OR DC

 Film OR “motion pictures”

K-Pop in the USA

KCON websitehttp://www.kconusa.com/

Search Strategies:

AND concert
“Gangnam Style”
AND “united states”
AND marketing OR promotion OR branding
AND “united states”
AND popularity OR charts OR sales
AND “united states”

  Popular music -- Korea (South) 

African / Nollywood / Foreign Language Films

Academy Awards:
Academy Award Database.  Under "Award Category" choose "Foreign Language Film" From the drop-down menu.
Rules & Eligibility: 89th Academy Awards Rules (online) See p. 16 of the Complete Rules.

Search Strategies:

Nollywood OR “African films”  OR “nigerian films”
AND oscars OR “academy awards”
Timbuktu (film) will be a case study

AND oscars OR “academy awards”

oscars OR “academy awards”
AND history

AND oscars OR “academy awards”

  Motion Picture Industry -- Nigeria 

Use the Film tab on the library's website to search for films

The Academy Awards Index (REF PN 1193 .92 .S53 1993).   Although current only to 1993, the book offers a brief overview of the categories.  See p. 277 for information about the Foreign Language Film Award.  
International Film Guide (REF PN 1993.3 .I545 2012)  A country-by-country guide of world cinema.
65 Years of the Oscar (PN 1993.5 .U6 O83 1993 +) Oversize book, contains photographs.
Guide to African Cinema.

Price of Success in the Music Industry

Search Strategy:

Fame OR success OR stardom

AND Rigor OR Privacy OR drugs OR “body image” OR “plastic surgery” OR paparazzi

Best Bets: Databases

General databases: Subject specific databases:
  • Communication Source
    Communication Source offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields and includes many unique sources previously not available. Content is derived from academic journals, conference papers, conference proceedings, trade publications, magazines and periodicals. 
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
    Comprehensive coverage of sociology and related areas of study: criminology & criminal justice, demography,ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions and violence.
  • PsycINFO
    Bibliographic citations and some full-text for journal articles, books, and book chapters. Subjects include psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. 1872-present.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.
  • Gannett Newsstand Complete
    Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers. These include the Ithaca Journal (Full-text for 2002 - present), Poughkeepsie Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (White Plains), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira).
  • New York Times (1980-present)
    Full-text of The New York Times from 1980 - present. For Historical coverage please use ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2007)
Full-text journal collections:
    JSTOR provides access to academic journals and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • Project Muse
    Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
Find images:
  • ARTstor
    Database of more than 1,000,000 digital images representing visual and material culture across cultures and time periods. Documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture. ARTstor tools enable the ability to save groups of images online for personal and classroom use. IC's Visual Resources Collection (VRC) of over 20,000 images is now available. Look for the Ithaca College-Visual Resouces Collection link in the lower middle section of the page.
  • Image Collection
    Search for articles with images across EBSCO databases using the Image Search interface.  Thumbnails will display in the results list when using this interface.

Country Guides

  • CIA World Factbook
    Provides basic history of all countries  - includes maps, population, history, politics, economics, education, communications, transportation and military data.
  • BBC News: Country Profiles
    Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives. Contain information on the different types of press available in the country.
  • Compendium: Cultural policies and trends in Europe
    From the website: The Compendium is a joint venture between the Council of Europe and the ERICarts Institute, realised with a community of practice of independent cultural policy researchers, NGOs, national governments and information partners.
  • Country Reports
    Cultural, historical, and statistical information for countries.
  • Facts on File World News Digest
    Facts on File World News Digest provides Information on issues, events, and people from 1940 to the present. Features include country profiles, primary documents, key issues, newsmaker profiles, and newspaper editorials. The database incorporates World Almanac and Book of Facts.
  • NationMaster
    A central data source and handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.  Use the search form to generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics.
  • World Almanac and Book of Facts
    REF AY67.N5 W7
    The library retains the current 3 editions.  The current edition is behind the Reference Desk.  It is also available in Facts on File World News Digest (latest edition).
  • World Maps and Country Profiles (World Press Review)
    Search by country or region for maps and news.

Article Search by Subject

Below are links to sample subject searches using our EBSCO databases: 
Motion pictures & globalization
MOTION picture industry -- India
MOTION picture industry -- Nigeria (Nollywood)
Music & globalization
Walt Disney Co
The results are broad so use the left column to limit your results or add another keyword to the search box. For instance, to find trade and news, uncheck the scholarly journals limiter in the left column.

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