Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

FYS Comedy, Politics, and Performance: Start Here

In support of Dr. Bahrainwala's first year seminar

Start exploring background sources

Credo is an academic alternative to Wikipedia, and includes a topic page for comedy. Find credible and authoritative sources here, such as encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries.

Where to Find Scholarly Sources

The databases featured in this box are particularly useful for this class and contain peer-reviewed articles.  You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub

Comedy, Politics, and Performance

How does comedy create social change? To explore this question, we will examine genres of comedy, including movies, stand-up, and political comedy, and their contexts. We may also write and perform our own jokes in class, and your professor promises not to heckle you.

Books at Smith Library Center -- This is a Gallery Box

Searching for Information

Think about keywords related to comedy in general, or a specific comedian or genre, to start your search in the library's WorldCat catalog. 

When you find a good book, open the Description section of the record to find more books on the topic using the Subject Headings. Clicking on a Subject Heading will take you to a list of all the other books in the catalog that have been classified under that subject. 

Return to FYS / AES Research Hub


TIP: Clicking the SU Bike icon will take you to the Research Hub.

Citing your work