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*  These are good places to start your research. You’ve got a topic and you want an overview that helps you find an angle for your paper and points you to more in-depth resources. The sources below can help you with that.

Dictionary of Mass Communication & Media Research go! Available in Print

Encyclopedia of Communication Theory go! Available Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library go! info Available Online

U. of Iowa Online Communication Studies Resources go! Available Online

Articles (Research Databases)

Academic Search Premier go! info Available Online

Communication & Mass Media Complete go! info Available Online

ERIC go! info Available Online

Ethnic NewsWatch go! info Available Online

ProQuest Newspapers go! info Available Online


Communication in History: Technology, Culture, Society go! Available in Print

Media & Cultural Theory go! Available in Print

Reclaiming the Media: Communication Rights and Democratic Media Roles go! Available in Print

Streaming Videos

Growing Up Online go! Available Online

This PBS Frontline Documentary examines “takes viewers inside the very public private worlds that kids are creating online, raising important questions about how the Internet is transforming childhood.”¬¨‚Ć It pays special attention to evolving modes of communication including social networking.

Integrating Media Into the Classroom go! Available Online

“Educators and media specialists with firsthand experience share their in-depth knowledge of the challenges of integrating media into the classroom, to give insight to educators as to how to use technology to enhance their classroom curriculum.”

News War go! Available Online

“Drawing on more than 80 interviews with key figures in the print, broadcast and electronic media, and with unequaled, behind-the-scenes access to some of today’s most important news organizations, FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the challenges facing the mainstream news media, and the media’s reaction, in “News War,” a special four-part series.”


U. of Iowa Online Communication Studies Resources go! Available Online

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