By Frank W. Hoffmann
Prepared by way of sorts of details assets, the booklet selectively covers publications to the literature of pop culture, together with normal and topic encyclopedias; topic dictionaries; handbooks and manuals; biographical compilations; directories, indexes, and abstracts; bibliographies, discographies, and videographies; and supplemental resources (e.g., periodicals, learn facilities, associations). every one part is prepared via topic: common; well known arts (e.g., song, high-quality arts); mass media (e.g., radio, computers); folkways/oral culture; and fads, occasions, traits, and different social phenomena. Selective instead of accomplished, the booklet bargains entries with descriptive and occasionally evaluative annotations. crucial as a study device in educational and public libraries, this consultant can also be important in assortment improvement.
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263p. , bibl. LC 82-24440. ISBN 0-8253-0144-0. , Uncle Sam, Mother's Day). The more than 400 entries are arranged alphabetically, with extensive cross-references. 48. Rovin, Jeff. The Encyclopedia of Monsters. New York: Facts on File, 1989. 390p. , index. LC 89-30417. ISBN 0-8160-1824-3. A nice complement to the Cohen book, Rovin opens with a concise survey of monsters since the appearance of written records. Defining them as characters unexplained by science who function primarily to frighten human beings, he refers to a variety of sources, including motion pictures, television, literature, comic books, mythology, folklore, religion, toys, computer games, and trading cards.
Until that void is more adequately filled, however, this work will serve to assist librarians, scholars, educators, students, and other enthusiasts in identifying those sources that delineate various popular culture topics with the greatest degree of thoroughness, authoritativeness, timeliness, and accuracy. , random) access to their respective contents is possible. , quality, subject coverage, timeliness), but also for their availability via libraries and purchase (through jobbers, publishers, and retailers).
5. Petretti, Alan. Petretti's Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide. 6th ed. Radnor, PA: Chilton, 1991. 408p. Illus. ISBN 0-87069-627-0. R. (206-689-6434) and Jukebox Collector (515-265-8324). The tool includes an exhaustive collection of photos (numbering in the thousands) and descriptions of the advertising and production material used by the Coca-Cola Company and its many bottlers. The current value of these items is noted. 6. Vehling, Bill, and Michael Hunt. Pepsi-Cola Collectibles (with Prices).
American Popular Culture: A Guide to the Reference Literature by Frank W. Hoffmann