Communication Studies

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  • Communication & Mass Media Complete Full Text. Journals, professional journals, and a few books specific to communications and mass media. Via EBSCO and the EBSCOhost interface. Communication & Mass Media Complete Full Text. Journals, professional journals, and a few books specific to communications and mass media. Via EBSCO and the EBSCOhost interface.
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  • US Newsstream US Newsstream -- Search all the ProQuest newspaper databases at once.
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  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context Full Text. Pro/Con articles on a variety of subjects, statistics, and a wide variety of other reference and periodical sources. Via Gale. Opposing Viewpoints in Context Full Text. Pro/Con articles on a variety of subjects, statistics, and a wide variety of other reference and periodical sources. Via Gale.
  • Research Tips

    Search by Journal Name
    Use A – Z Journals A – Z Journals
    Quick list of top Communication journals

    Still can’t find a particular article? Request articles through Interlibrary Loan.

    In Print @ the Library

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    Communication Arts

    Source of inspiration in visual communication.

    Try a keyword search and add these words or phrases

    • mass media (e.g., censorship and mass media)
    • communication (e.g., professional ethics and communication)
    • journalis* (e.g., community and journalis*Tip: The asterisk operates as a wildcard, it will search for any words beginning with “journalis,” such as journalism, journalist, journalistic, etc.

    Consider these questions:

    1. What is the focus of my research topic (communication at work, in school, in a group, one-on-one)?
    2. What is the kind of communication I am searching for (spoken, nonverbal, written)?
    3. What do I want to focus on within this subject? (persuasion, conflict resolution, support, information-gathering)?
    4. What might be some other factors to keep in mind? (race, age, gender, culture)?

     

    Reference Sources

    Search these resources for background information

     

     

    Full-Text, Keyword Searchable eBooks

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    Credo Reference  Media & Communication collection.

    Streaming Film @ the Library

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    FilmsOnDemand – Media Studies collection

    FilmsOnDemand – Human Communication collection

    Browsing the Stacks

     

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    Media and communication topics are covered in many academic disciplines you will find books throughout the library.  Some of the major sections are listed here.

    Communication Studies Call Numbers

     

    Special Topics

     

    Advertising

    Duke Libraries Digital Collection: Advertising Collection
    Includes several collections such as Ad*Access (covering product categories such as Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda – dated between 1911 and 1955) and AdViews (thousands of television commercials dated 1950s – 1980s) plus several more stellar collections.

    Gender Ads Project
    Created by Scott A. Lukas of Lake Tahoe Community College, the website is dedicated to understanding the contexts of sexism and advertising, gender and advertising, women and advertising, men and advertising, advertising and violence.

    Recommended Open Online Courses

    Media Ownership

    Who Owns What

    Tool to trace corporate ownership of media, from the Columbia Journalism Review.
     
    fair.org faviconFairness & Accuracy in Reporting

    Intercultural Communication

    Intercultural Communication Institute
    The Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) offers resources for intercultural, cross-cultural, multicultural, international, diversity training, and education.

    Public Speaking

    public speaking iconPublic Speaking: The Virtual Text
    A free online public speaking textbook.

    Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking
    A user-friendly guide to creating, researching, and presenting public speeches.

     

    News & Blogs

    Media Matters
    What’s happening in broadcast media? How are pundits and journalists behaving? Media Matters analyzes what’s going on with the Fourth Estate.

    Adrants
    This blog offers “Marketing and advertising news with attitude.” Get an inside look at ads, marketing and campaigns.

    Six Minutes
    Great blog on public speaking and developing presentation skills.

    Communication Nation
    This blog looks at the way that we engage each other and communicate as individuals and in societies.

    The Communication Blog
    (by Joseph A. DeVito, Hunter College of the City University of New York)

    See Also