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Getting READY for Research: Level 3: Find Popular Sources

Pulling in Pop Culture

"The only thing Anorak's Almanac seemed to indicate was that a familiarity with Halliday's various obsessions would be essential to finding the egg. This led to a global fascination with 1980s pop culture." (Cline, p. 7)

Science Fiction Books and Anthologies Owned by the University Libraries

Tips for Finding Popular Sources

Search for Fiction with WorldCat Discovery

Use the Libraries' Database Finder to locate WorldCat Discovery.

Step 1

Using the Advanced Search, enter your topic in the Search Term box (e.g. wizards). You can also search for more specific genres with terms such as "science fiction" or "steampunk."

Step 2

Under Search Tools select Content-->Fiction. You may also want to limit by audience (e.g. Juvenile), language or year of publication. Click Search.

Step 3

On the results page, tick the University at Albany Libraries box from the Search Tools menu on the left to see books owned by the UAlbany Libraries. Or, you can leave it unchecked, and request any titles we don't own through Interlibrary Loan.

Search for Books with Subject Headings

Browse the University Libraries Collections for fiction titles by selecting Browse By --> Subject in the Libraries' Search tool and entering the following subject terms:

  • Science Fiction (Note: This will retrieve both science fiction literature and discussions of science fiction as realized in various media)
  • Short Stories
  • Paranormal Fiction
  • Suspense Fiction
  • Utopias -- Fiction
  • Dystopian fiction
  • Technology -- Fiction
  • Space -- Fiction
  • Space flight -- Fiction
  • Steampunk Fiction
  • Horror Fiction
  • Fantasy Fiction

To Search for films, try the following subject terms:

  • Science Fiction Films
  • Dystopian Films
  • Apocalypse in motion pictures
  • Fantasy Films
  • Suspense Films
  • Horror Films
  • Feature Films
  • Thrillers (Motion pictures)
  • Scientists -- Drama
  • Androids -- Drama


Science Fiction Movies Owned by the University Libraries

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