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Film & Media Studies Research Guide

Media-related LC (Library of Congress) Subject Headings

Books, videos and other library materials are assigned Library of Congress (LC) subject headings based on their content. Here is a sample list of film-related subject headings, some of which pertain equally to books and videos (visual materials). When you view catalog records in discoverE, these subject headings display as active links pointing to other items with the same subject.

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Sample Subject Headings

African Americans on television

Communication and culture

Computer literacy

Cyberspace -- Social aspects

Digital divide

Digital media -- Social aspects

Gay men on television

Gays in popular culture (books with the subject "popular culture" frequently encompass mass media)

Homosexuality on television

Information society

Information technology -- Social aspects

Internet -- Social aspects

Internet and teenagers

Lesbianism on television

Mass media

Mass media -- Audiences

Mass media -- Political aspects

Mass media -- Social aspects

Mass media and culture

Mass media and public opinion

Media literacy

Press and propaganda

Reality television programs

Sex in mass media

Sex role in mass media

Social classes in mass media

Technology and youth

Television advertising

Television advertising and children

Television and propaganda

Television broadcasting -- Social aspects

Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- United States

Television broadcasting -- United States

Television broadcasting -- United States -- Case studies

Television broadcasting -- United States -- History

Television broadcasting of news -- United States

Television in propaganda

Television soap operas

Television soap operas -- Latin America (use for telenovelas)

Television viewers -- United States

Violence in mass media

Women on television

Working class on television