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Cultural Studies: Books

A research guide to support engagement with Cultural Studies, including work in internet culture, film and television, Web 2.0 activism, alter-globalization and human rights, and more.

Research and Understanding

The books found in this list are useful for research and understanding in all areas of cultural studies. For a list of books that have had a significant impact on the field of study, scroll down to the Seminal Works box.

Seminal Works

The books found in this list are considered seminal works in the area of cultural studies. For a list of books that will aide in the research and understanding of the field, scroll up to the Research and Understanding box.

Online Book Collections

Most of the books in our collection can be found by searching Summon, the library's main search engine. Some ebooks will only appear by searching the publishers platforms listed here. If you have difficulty finding a book you believe is part of the UBC Library collection, contact your subject librarian or speak to someone at the service desk on the main floor of the library.

Requesting Books from UBC Vancouver

Books can be requested from UBC Vancouver for delivery to the UBC Okanagan campus. The process takes 1-4 days and is free of charge for UBC students, staff, and faculty. To request a book from Vancouver, search for the book in the library catalogue, open the full record, and click on the link that says Order via Document Delivery.

Requesting Books from Other Libraries

Books and articles that are not part of UBC's collection can be requested from other institutions through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The process takes between 1-4 weeks and is free of charge for UBC students, staff, and faculty. Login to your library account here and complete the ILL form to request material from another library.