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Cultural Studies

Supports study and research in the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies.

Using Books for Research

The UW Library collection includes monographs (book on a single topic by one or many authors) as well as edited collections and anthologies (books in which each chapter is by different authors writing on a common theme) and grey literature. All can be useful for completing research assignments. (For more information on these types of library materials, see our YouTube video, Library Research Using Books). 


From the Catalogue

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Because Cultural Studies can be approached from many perspectives, not all the books you may need will be located in one place. Useful Library of Congress Call Numbers include;

For a good explanation of how the Classification scheme works, check out the Library's YouTube video, Understanding the Library of Congress Classification System.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

These formal, official Subject Headings can be used in the UW Library catalogue to search for books and (to a lesser extent) articles. Remember to first type su: (for "Subject") into the search bar, and then the following terms:  

  • Culture - Study and teaching
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture - Study and teaching
  • Mass media and culture
  • Culture
  • Cultural studies
  • Cultural policy
  • Social science - popular culture

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