Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas

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Pop Culture Universe: Icons Idols Ideas (PCU) is an irresistible yet authoritative digital database on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present--in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers. Pop culture is more than celebrity gossip, fashion trends, and fads. It's living history--a constantly evolving entity shaped by the world we inherit, our current environment, and our hopes for the future. It's democracy in action, the true face of a society. Pop culture clearly reflects our values and aspirations, and these icons, idols, and ideas bring us together despite our differences. iPhone apps and Facebook fanpages. Internet memes and chatspeak. Movies, television, and music. Comics and graphic novels. Sports and pastimes. Fads, fashion, and fast food. Like it or not, pop culture defines our culture and society--and has a magnetic attraction for children and young adults. No surprise that teachers and librarians increasingly use pop culture to engage students in reading, writing, and research. Built on hundreds of award-winning titles for all levels of researchers, PCU provides a safe haven for investigating topics that appeal to students--without the bias, advertising, suggestive content, or questionable authorship of commercial or fan sites. The exclusive Analyze sections help students understand the continuity in human interests across generations and provide everything needed for a lively, historical inquiry lesson. A research and learning resource like no other, PCU offers the best of traditional scholarship with the convenience of Web technology and the fun inherent in the subject. This database harnesses the universal appeal of pop culture and history to engage young minds, promote information literacy, and greatly enrich and modernize any school or public library. This resource is available in formats designed specifically for academic libraries or public and K-12 libraries. The Academic database includes a feature titled "Idea Exchange." This collection of peer-reviewed articles presents multiple perspectives on core topics and is designed to encourage deeper scholarly exploration and discussion. The articles serve as models of well-constructed argumentative essays. And, they are citable for college- and university-level research papers. Users will find current MLA 7th edition, Chicago 15th ed., and APA 6th edition citation options to help simplify the bibliographic process. Tools for use of the online databases: ABC-CLIO Tools for Middle and High School LibrariesABC-CLIO Tools for Higher Education Libraries

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