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Syracuse University Libraries

Fan Studies: Databases

This guide to Fan Studies includes foundational works within the field, relevant scholarly journals, and other resources for your research.

Databases for Further Research

Recommended Search Terms

*This is not a comprehensive list of all possible search terms. This is just a list to help you get started. 

  • "Fandom"
  • "Fans" 
  • "Fan fiction"
  • "Fan art"
  • "Fan magazines"
  • "Zines"
  • "Science fiction fans"
  • "Science fiction"
  • "Fantasy"
  • "Groupies"
  • "Subculture"
  • "Popular culture'
  • "Mass media"
  • "mass media and culture"
  • "Queer theory" 
  • "Internet"
  • "Video games"
  • "Computer games"