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Media Studies

Media Studies refers to the broad range of interdisciplinary subjects focusing on media culture and production.


Welcome to the Recommended Resources for Media Studies page, we're glad you're here. This guide offers numerous resources for students, researchers, educators, and scholars at any stage of their careers and research processes. If you need assistance navigating this guide or require additional resources, email your Media Studies subject librarian, nicholae cline.

In this guide, you can find:

  • Information about accessing our collections, including audio/visual materials
    • Relevant call numbers, subject headings, and keywords
    • E-book accessibility information
  • Foundational texts in Media Studies and its various sub-disciplines
    • Example syllabi for these fields
    • Commonly taught scholarly articles, readers/textbooks, and films
  • Reference sources including bibliographies, encyclopedias, and handbooks
  • Academic journals, newspapers, zines, and periodicals
  • Relevant databases ranging from general to topic-specific
  • Image & Audiovisual Resources including image and film databases and stock photo websites
  • Primary sources, archival collections, and organizations in Bloomington and beyond
  • Funding, fellowships, grant, and award recourses along with professional organizations

For additional resources, explore our related LibGuides. A LibGuide (which is what you are reading right now) provides research assistance and resources compiled by IU librarians:

If you need assistance accessing videos, see the "Finding Online Streaming Videos" guide.