This is your guide to communication-related resources in the library and online.
Call Number: STACKS: HM743.T95 M87 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-09
This book thoughtfully examines Twitter as an emergent global communications medium and provides a theoretical framework for students, scholars, and tweeters to reflect critically on the impact of Twitter and the contemporary media environment. The book uses case studies including citizen journalism, health, and national disasters to provide empirically rich insights and to help decipher some of the ways in which Twitter and social media more broadly may be shaping contemporary life.
Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication
Call Number: EBOOK - ONLINE
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
In the long-awaited second edition of Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication, Milton J. Bennett provides a comprehensive overview of the field from a constructivist perspective. In addition to his insightful analysis, Bennett offers a full complement of classic readings.
Call Number: STACKS: HM741 .R35 2012
Publication Date: 2012-04-27
Drawing on extensive evidence, they examine how the move to networked individualism has expanded personal relationships beyond households and neighborhoods; transformed work into less hierarchical, more team-driven enterprises; encouraged individuals to create and share content; and changed the way people obtain information. Rainie and Wellman guide us through the challenges and opportunities of living in the evolving world of networked individuals.
Out of Print
Call Number: STACKS: PN5114.F5 B76 2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-28
News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval. How does news publishing change when a newspaper sells as few as 300,000 copies but its website attracts 31 million visitors? The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital technology is demanding transformative change. Journalism needs to be rethought on a global scale and remade to meet the demands of new conditions. Out of Print examines the past, present and future for a fragile industry battling a perfect storm of falling circulations, reduced advertising revenue, rising print costs and the impact of citizen journalists and news aggregators.
You can find books and DVDs related to communication by searching the library catalog.
- Credo Reference
Credo Reference contains the full-text of 100 reference books - including subject-specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries. It's a great place to start if you need help understanding your topic.
- Communication and Mass Media Complete
This database contains the full-text of articles from over 400 communication journals. It also includes a subject thesaurus to assist you in searching using the appropriate terminology.
- CQ Researcher
Contains in-depth, unbiased reports on health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Content is updated weekly. A good place to begin exploring a topic.
- Opposing Viewpoints
Full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. A good place to begin exploring a topic.
- Interlibrary Loan
Need a book or journal article we don't have? You can request it through interlibrary loan. We will borrow a book or get a copy of an article for you from another library and notify you when it arrives. You can request items by filling out an online form or directly through any FirstSearch database (Worldcat, Eric, ArticleFirst).
Here are some great library resources for communication students. They are not available for check-out, so they should always be on the shelves for you to consult.
Glossary of semiotics
Call Number: P99 .C569 1993
This compact resource is a key to the specialized vocabulary of a growing international community of scholars in philosophy, anthropology, literature, cultural studies, cinema, and women's studies. Clear, straightforward definitions shed light on the semiotic texts of Peirce, Saussure, Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Eco, Kristeva, Derrida, Irigaray, and others.
Encyclopedia of international media and communications
Call Number: P87.5 .E535 2003
Explores the ways that editorial content--from journalism and scholarship to films and infomercials--is developed, presented, stored, analyzed, and regulated around the world. For readers and researchers of all levels, the Encyclopedia provides perspective and context about content, delivery systems, and their myriad relationships, and avenues for further research.