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Archive for June, 2009

Pop Culture Universe

Posted by Carter on June 17, 2009

We know that it is often challenging to find reliable sources about pop culture topics.  The Pop Culture Universe database gives you the ability to search 400 books using the keyboard in front of you.  The list below is of the most recent books added to this database:

  • Mods, Rockers, and the Music of the British Invasion
  • Red, White, and Spooked: The Supernatural in American Culture
  • American Pop: The Encyclopedia of Popular Culture by Decade
  • Angelina Jolie: A Biography
  • Apple Inc. (Corporations that Changed the World)
  • Audrey Hepburn: A Biography
  • Clint Eastwood: Evolution of a Filmmaker
  • Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports
  • Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish-American Popular Culture
  • Encyclopedia of Sports in America: A History from Foot Races to Extreme Sports
  • Guitar Gods: The 25 Players Who Made Rock History
  • Round Up the Usual Suspects: Criminal Investigation in “Law & Order,” “Cold Case,” and “CSI”
  • Sports on Television
  • Stephen King: A Biography
  • Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • John McCain: A Biography
  • Icons of American Architecture

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Pop Phenomena: A Comic Book Exhibition

Posted by Carter on June 9, 2009

Comic book lovers who are in the Ft. Lauderdale area should head over to check out the special exhibit “Pop Phenomena: A Comic Book Exhibition.”

The exhibition will showcase approximately 50 vintage comic books (and their precursors: Big Little Books and early Blue Ribbon

Buck Rogers, 25th century: featuring Buddy and Allura in "Strange adventures in the Spider Ship" / by Lt. Dick Calkins and Phil Nowlan

Buck Rogers, 25th century: featuring Buddy and Allura in "Strange adventures in the Spider Ship" / by Lt. Dick Calkins and Phil Nowlan

pop-up books) from the 1930s to the 1990s, and will include titles such as The Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, the Defenders, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Marvel Tales, and Marvel Team-Up.

The library’s amazing Bienes Museum of the Modern Book has an online database of many books, including the examples of pop-ups and comics.   Browse their comic book collection, and click on a title to see all of the pages in the comic book.

The exhibit is on the sixth floor of the Broward County Public Library, located at 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

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Flickr Commons

Posted by Carter on June 3, 2009

Fritzi Scheff demonstrating Magnavox for Fifth Liberty Loan in New York City, 1895

Fritzi Scheff demonstrating Magnavox for Fifth Liberty Loan in New York City, 1895

Yesterday we added a new link to a huge source for images – the Flickr Commons.  This is a place to get free images from the world’s cultural institutions.  The images are without any known copyright restrictions, so they are available for download and alteration.

More than students in the Photography and Digital Imaging major will find this stuff fascinating – this is a great resource for a variety of historical reference photos, including those for facial expressions, costume, events, and different types of objects.  You can go here to search by keyword (or tag, as flickr calls them).  Alternatively, browse by tags like hats, florida, army, and standing.

You can find the link to this site, along with other photo databases, on the Library’s Find Images page.

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