Research Guide: Body Image & Media

Background Information

More books and videos can be found using the Library's OneSearch.

  • Body Image: A Handbook of Science, Practice, and Prevention
  • BF 697.5 B 63 B 617 2011
  • Killing Us Softly [DVD videorecording]: Advertising's Image of Women
  • MEDIA HF 5822. K 363 2010
  • Looking Good: Male Body Image in Modern America
  • BF 697.5 B 63 L 83 2001
  • Made Over in America [DVD videorecording]
  • MEDIA P 96. I 34 M 33 2007
  • Slim Chance Fat Hope: Society's Obsession with Thinness
  • Online only

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier

This multidisciplinary database is a great place to begin a search on any psychological or sociological topic, from mental illness to developmental psychology to group dynamics.

Business Source Premier

This database contains thousands of articles about marketing and advertising research.

Communication and Mass Media Complete

This database can be used to find scholarly articles by experts in media research.


Created by the American Psychological Association, this database contains scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles from top psychology journals on a wide range of research on body image.


PsycINFO is another great psychology database. It can be used to locate even more scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on the impact of advertising on body image.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

This psychology database focuses more on the behavioral, emotional, and developmental aspects of psychology and can be used to locate information on how marketing and advertising can affect a person's body image.

Web Resources

Body Image: An Undergraduate Research Guide

Created by librarians at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, this guide can be used to find the latest research on body image and related topics.

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