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Television Studies

This guide is an introduction to library and internet resources for Television Studies.

In the Library's collections

The following are subject headings you can use in the online catalog.

Selected titles

Many of these titles look at Television historically. They also provide top 20 or 30 lists of television shows for each year or season.

Bibliographies on early Television

Other library resource(s)

Journals & magazines that cover early Television

Besides the titles listed below, you can see the tab  for "Journals & magazines on television" for more options and searching.


  1. Major metropolitan newspapers are a good source for television reviews and information.
  2. You can search using the search box at the top of the page and eventually limit your searches to "reviews" or use the interfaces for the Historical Newspapers or the Los Angeles Sentinel.
  3. Since these newspapers are historically in coverage, you can read about the evolution of television as you go through the time.