Use this guide to help navigate the rich resource environment of television studies. Whether you are focused on the content of television (analysis or criticism of television programs--fictional, reality, news, advertising, talk/interview, etc.), the creative production of television (writing, producing, directing, acting), the industry as a business, or the impact of television on society, including attitudinal and behavioral effects of television viewing practices, you're in the right place to begin.
In addition to Penn-only databases and journals, this guide points to many good open access resources--journals, blogs, archives and the like. Great resources are not always behind paywalls, and that's a good thing.
In the Books section I've included reference titles as well as histories of television as an industry and genre. There is also a section of "Key Works" or classics. These selections may serve to offer some general perspectives on your topic before you even get started--or you might see them mentioned a lot in your "travels" and want to catch up with them.