Communications Books available through Cardinal Meyer Library:
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Academic Search Premier*
A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.
APA Style Guide to Electronic References
Guidelines for citing electronic sources like websites and digital publications for research.
Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research
projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries,
thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images
and audio files, and nearly 100 videos..
Directory of Open Access Journals
Indexes free online journals in the sciences and humanities.
Search multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously. Custom select any number
of databases from the library's complete list available through EBSCO.
Films on Demand
A web-based digital video delivery service for streaming over 6000 educational videos from Films Media Group.
Gale Virtual Reference
Electronic books providing reference and analysis in the liberal arts.
Accesses online journals and institutional repository/ self-submitted scholarly articles.
An archive of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences.
Literary Reference Center*
A comprehensive literary reference database covering antiquity to the present day, LRC includes information from books, major literary encyclopedias, reference works and journals.
Merriam–Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus
Database containing 225,000 entries, including more than 10,000 new words and definitions.
MLA Directory of Periodicals
Includes editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.
MLA International Bibliography
Citations from journals, books and dissertations dating back to the 1920s.
OmniFile Full Text Select
Multidisciplinary full text database.
Oxford English Dictionary
Authoritative dictionary containing definitions, etymologies, and quotations illustrating usage.
Full-text journals in literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, etc.
Roget's International Thesaurus
Synonyms and antonyms with 85,000 hyperlinked cross-references, proverbs and quotations.
SAGE Journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Urban Studies & Planning.
A collection of royalty free music and sound effects designed for K-12 school use.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
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Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.
Documentary films from Films on Demand:
Communication Essentials Series (1:30:40)
Talent, ambition, and great ideas won’t amount to much if they’re not
supported by good communication. This four-part series helps high school
and college students improve their communication skills in four
critical areas: listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Viewers are
challenged to improve their habits and aim for several concrete
goals—such as the ability to actively participate in discussions and
meetings, to craft effective messages in speech or text, to process and
understand workplace communication, and more.
The Art of Communicating (3:31:37)
All societies have engaged in formalized types of communication through
telling stories about their histories, whether it is an oral saga of a
dynastic family or an annual ritual such as Greek tragedy. With the
advent of writing, the oral tradition was transcribed and became less
permeable. As certain alphabets became dominant, many minority languages
were lost, along with their literary corpora.
Secrets of Body Language (1:30:19)
This very visual and highly entertaining A&E Special delves
into the science of nonverbal signals, the subtle language through which
93 percent of human communication takes place. From President Franklin
D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to 2008
President-Elect Barack Obama and U.S. Senator John McCain, viewers will
see how politicians and celebrities alike use body language to persuade
the masses, establish power, and advance their careers.
In a Manner of Speaking: The Phenomenon of Conversation (47:35)
Social context, intonation, and body language add a vital layer of
meaning to the spoken or signed word—a layer that can manifest only in
conversation. In this program, Dr. Jonathan Miller addresses the subject
of group talk, offering his observations on topics including the
concept of “speech acts” à la Austin, Wittgenstein, and Searle; the
implicit mechanics of verbal give-and-take; and the belief that social
context, far from being a mere adjunct to linguistic communication, is
actually the root cause of it. The implications of the apparent
connection between right hemisphere brain damage and an impaired sense
of linguistic nuance are examined as well.
Don't Hesitate, Communicate: Effective Communication in the Office (31:03)
Set in an ironically dysfunctional office environment, this
dramatization introduces viewers to the strengths and limitations of
spoken, written, and visual forms of communication; common barriers to
good communication; and ways to overcome those barriers. Examples of
communication disconnects are combined with tips on phone etiquette,
speaking in meetings and one-on-one, writing e-mails and letters, and
body language. Communication killers are then discussed, along with
proactive techniques to reduce misunderstandings. The takeaway message? A
better understanding of the nuances of different communication modes
will help improve employee effectiveness and defuse office conflict.
Open Congressional Research Reports
Accuracy in Media
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Federal Communications Comission
Project for Excellence in Journalism
Society of Professional Journalists
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Council of Public Relations Firms
Public Relations Student Society of America
Writing/ Style Guides
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Yahoo Digital Style Guide
American Psychological Association Style
The Elements of Style
Chicago Manual of Style
Modern Language Association Style
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