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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Reality TV

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Reality TV.

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Suggested Keywords

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  • Dating shows 
  • Documentary television programs
  • Ethical aspects 
  • Game shows 
  • Makeover (shows or television programs) 
  • Nonfiction television programs'
  • Reality show participants
  • Reality television 
  • Reality television programs 
  • Sensationalism  
  • Television personalities
  • Voyeurism