This page lists all of the television related subject guides in the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (Mugar Library, 5th Floor). Interested in learning more? Contact the archive at firstname.lastname@example.org
About these sources:
While many of these sources are still current, they are also helpful for trying to research the history of broadcasting. For example:
How did viewers react to a particular television show when it premiered?
What were writers thinking when they created certain characters?
Freely available magazines, books, and other material related to "the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound." Lantern is the search platform for the collections of the Media History Digital Library.
Readers' Guide indexes hundreds of general interest and specialized magazines dating from the late19th century to the present with full text of articles for more recent publications. Date coverage: Indexing - 1890 - present; full text - 1994 - present.
ProQuest News & Newspapers allows searching across a wide range of ProQuest newspaper databases include ProQuest Historical Newspapers, International Newsstream, Canadian Major Dailies, Ethnic Newswatch, and the Boston Globe. These databases can also be searched separately.
Launched in 1997 in as the Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American Television, the collection contains "nearly 900 oral history interviews (approximately 4,000 hours) with the legends of television."
Streaming video of news and commercials from NBC and CNN plus searchable archive of abstracts of news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, Fox News, and other channels . Date coverage: NBC video 1968 - present; CNN video 1995 - present.