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Television Genres

This research guide points to resources on different genres shown on Television.

In the Library's collections

To find books and other resources about game shows, use the subject heading "television game shows". This subject heading will lead you to both the actual programs and books about the game shows. This list below includes other relevant subject headings.

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book titles

Finding articles & journals

Articles and other writings about game shows can be found in many publications. Our collection does not include a magazine or journal title which looks exclusively at game shows on  television. You can use Film & Television Literature Index to find articles or use the Summon box below. However, to see if there are specific titles, you can search in Worldcat. Use a subject search with the terms "television game shows" and "periodicals."


Dartmouth Users: Using Summon from off-campus? You'll need VPN for access to full-text.

Selected game shows

Find more game shows in the Library's collections.

Game shows currently on Television

Keeping up with the journal literature

Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature in Television? And you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's you can download and read the articles you want.

You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's now available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.