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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 historical television programs, use the subject heading "historical television programs". This subject heading will lead you to both the actual programs and books about the programs.

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book titles

Finding articles & journals

Articles and other writings about historical television programs can be found in many publications. Our collection does not include a magazine or journal title which looks exclusively at these types of programs. You can use Film & Television Literature Index to find articles or use the Summon box below.


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

However, to see if there are specific titles, you can search in Worldcat. Use a subject search with the terms "historical television programs" and "periodicals."

Selected program titles

Find more historical, fictional television in the Library's collections.