CHECK OUT THIS DATABASE!
The Rothrock Library has many databases that can assist you in locating information related to pop culture. We also have one, Pop Culture Universe, devoted entirely to the topic! Click on the image to access our databases.
*Please note that is accessing off campus you will need to enter your L number starting with the capital L.
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
As popular culture often reflects aspects of daily life, it provides a way to connect with students regardless of discipline. This guide is designed to provide professors with ideas as to how popular culture might be incorporated into their lesson plans. It is divided into five main tabs:
MEMES: Explains what a meme is and how it is replicated and transmitted. There is also a listing of recommended articles, resources and search terminology.
GAMES & GAMING: Provides an overview of the state of games and gaming with an emphasis on classroom incorporation. There is also a listing of recommended readings as well as web links and search terminology.
FAN FICTION: Because fanfiction is such a rapidly evolving creative pursuit, this tab looks at the terminology involved in reading and writing fanfiction and also provides links to the most popular fanfiction archives. Also embedded is a side presentation as to why professors should consider incorporating fanfiction into their assignments.
TV/FILM/RADIO: This tab focuses on where professors and students can locate source materials as well as free editing software for media manipulation. Also contained as a means of showcasing how popular culture can be used in an education environment is a short listing of some schools offering popular culture specific courses and their related course readings.
CLASSOOM IDEAS: This tab will provide professors with discipline specific ideas as to how to bring pop culture into the classroom. This section covers cultural tools as well as media references.
ROTHROCK LIBRARY RESEARCH
These books are available in the Rothrock Library catalog. We can also get additional titles not found in our catalog via InterLibrary Loan.