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Definition - "Popular culture is the accumulated store of cultural products such as music, literature, art, fashion, dance, film, television, and radio that are consumed primarily by non-elite groups such as the working and lower classes (as well as substantial segments of the middle class)."
For off-campus access to the library databases, you will need to enter either your 14-digit library barcode or sign in with your MyLonestar email address and password. Once you have clicked on the link to a library database, you will be prompted to log in.
The library databases in this list are helpful for finding topic overviews - general introductions with background information about a topic. Topic overviews can help give you perspective on the history of the issue and generate keywords and subtopics.
(Credo) Includes materials from over 650 full-text reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
(EBSCO) Offers the highest quality collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, videos and other sources covering virtually every subject area. Helping patrons find relevant content has never been easier. (High school/pre-college).
MasterFILE Complete includes:
All three major U.S. news weeklies
Balanced viewpoints across the political spectrum
Trusted consumer information
Current news about science and technology
The top sports and leisure magazines
Diverse perspectives for your community
A rich selection of home and living content, including regional publications
Popular music, entertainment and celebrity magazines
MasterFILE Complete also includes more than 70,000 full-text biographies and a vast image collection of more than 2 million photos, maps and flags.
(EBSCO) A scholarly multi-disciplinary database that provides full text, indexing, and abstracts, videos and images from journals, magazines and newspapers. Full text of articles from 6500+ journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
3,719 active, full-text, non-open access journals and magazines
3,218 active, full-text, peer-reviewed, non-open access journals
1,410 active, full-text, peer-reviewed, non-open access journals with no embargo
2,444 active, full-text, non-open access journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus
Streaming video databases often contain video clips and full documentaries with in-depth investigations or alternate perspectives on current events topics.
(Gale Cengage Learning) Dozens of complete reference books on arts, business, education, history, law, literature, sciences, and technology, including the popular sets of Short Stories for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, and Drama for Students.
The websites in this list are librarian-approved for up-to-date and reliable information about current events.