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This LibGuide has been created to lead you to resources on Halloween or to resources on Halloween-related topics. This Halloween LibGuide can be used for leisure interests as well as more scholarly research.
Are horror films harmful? When is being "scared to death" a bad thing? The Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center provides pro-and-con opinions on a wide variety of social issues, drawing articles from " ... full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites."
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
What is the psychology behind our love of horror? What does Buffy the Vampire Slayer have to say about gender issues? What motivates Victor and the Creature to act as they do in Frankenstein? If you are looking to get beneath the surface of our attraction to the genres we associate so much with Halloween, you might want to consider a little scholarly investigation using these databases.
NOTE: If you experience problems with the database links within the LibGuide, you can access databases through the Library's main web site using the "Databases" page found at http://library.huntingdon.edu/databases.htm.
Literature, Film and Communications Databases
Consider these databases when looking for information in literature and mass media including film. Enjoy Charlaine Harris's Southern vampire novels, or maybe you're an Anne Rice fan, or perhaps you just enjoy reading fiction in the Gothic genre and would like to find similar works by other authors? FICTION CONNECTION can be particularly useful for learning about novels and short story collections with specific themes.
Gale is a leading publisher of reference resources in the area of literary studies. This database allows you to search for information on authors, literary genres, and critical analysis of particular literary works.
"Offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, ... (this database) dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers ..."
LION (Literature Online) is " ... a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 251 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources."
CMMC " ... provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media ... and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline."
Interested in pagan religions past and present, or perhaps how other religions have responded to the celebrations of autumn? ATLA lReligion provides access to over 266,000 full-text electronic articles and book reviews, as well as citations to thousands upon thousands of additional resources.