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Cultural Studies

A selective guide to resources in Cultural Studies at Queen's University Library

Encyclopedias

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
Comprehensive survey of sociological theories, research, definitions and bibliographies. 

This free, online encyclopedia includes substantial essays on a wide variety of topics ranging from Erotica & Pornography to Ageism to Women's Liberation Movement. Each entry is signed. Also includes biographical and literary entries in the Arts and Literature sections, respectively.
 
The first comprehensive encyclopedia for the growing fields of media and communication studies.
 
Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) History
This encyclopedia covers LGBTQ topics in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, as well as North America, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, using film, literature, human rights, politics, landmark legislation, activism, the arts, language, sports, and historical events as points of entry into the content.
 
Comprehensive overview of the social and behavioural sciences.
 
Searchable database of dictionaries and other subject-specific reference works.