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LIT1000 Alvarez Massey: Home

Course guide for Camila Alvarez's LIT1000 class. Includes academic repositories to search for research tying literary themes to popular media sources.

Search Institutional Respositories

Class Assessment


Institutional repositories are often open access databases of the scholarly output of a college or institution. As such, you can usually find scholarly material here that is not found in a traditional Google search, but may be the work of a graduate student, a PhD-degree seeking student, or a faculty member's lecture or conference papers. Some search words to try:

(literary themes + media type) literary themes + television (or movies or advertisement or songs, or video games, etc.)
(the theme + media type) race + movies or romance + reality television or romanticism + song lyrics
(title of story + pop culture) Midsummer Night's Dream + pop culture or The Cask of Amontillado + pop culture


Open Access Pop Culture Journals

Best Databases for Biographical Information

Image and Video Resources