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International Encyclopedia of Communication
R001.51 I61
It contains thousands of entries, from short descriptions to in-depth articles, covering the broad field of communication studies. Sections include journalism, media law, communication & technology, international communication, media economy, media history, political communication, research methods, and many more.

Encyclopedia of American journalism
R070.03 P191e
Readers, researchers will find articles on the American daily newspaper in this encyclopedia of American Journalism.

Encyclopedia of politics, the media, and popular culture
R302.2309 C676e
This encyclopedia covers political movies, politics and radio, politics and television entertainment, politics and popular music, political campaign advertising, and so on. It is a device to help students, scholars, and other concerned citizens start their own conversations about the proper role of the media and popular culture in U.S. politics.

Reference Books

AP Associated Press stylebook and briefing on media law
R808.066 A639g 2007

Journalism ethics: a reference handbook
R174.9097 J86

Associated Press reporting handbook
R070.43 S399a

The handbook of mass media ethics
R175 H236w

The Associated Press guide to newswriting
R808.06 C249a 1999

Media and American court: a reference handbook R 345.7305 A378
And that’s the way it is(n’t): a reference guide to media bias
R071.3 T367

Dictionary of publishing and printing
R070.503 D554c 2006

General books

Writing the news: a guide for print journalists
808.066 F794w 2001

Working with numbers and statistics: a handbook for journalists
510 L786w

Writing feature articles: a practical guide to methods and markets
808.066 H515

Blog: understanding the information reformation that's changing your world
006.7 H611b

Television entertainment
302.2345 G779t

Writing for visual media
808.0663 F911w 2010


Media Regulation, Public Interest and the Law
2Nd Ed.
by Feintuck, Mike.; Varney, Mike
Publication: Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press, 2006.

International Libel and Privacy Handbook: A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers
1St Ed.
by Glasser, Charles J.
Publication: New York Bloomberg Press, 2006.

Global Crisis Reporting: Journalism in the Global Age
Issues in Cultural and Media Studies
by Cottle, Simon.
Publication: Maidenhead, England, New York, NY McGraw-Hill International (UK) Limited, 2009.

Broadcast Journalism: a Critical Introduction
by Chapman, Jane; Kinsey, Marie.
Publication: New York, NY Taylor & Francis Routledge, 2009.

Magazines, Websites: Local Students Follow Their Joy of Writing, Decide to Become Journalists, Discover They Can Get Paid for Doing Their Homework
Careers ; No. 19
by Dent, Stu.
Publication: [Chicago, Ill.] Institute for Career Research, 2005.

Careers in Journalism
McGraw-Hill Professional Careers Series; 3rd Ed.
by Goldberg, Jan.
Publication: New York McGraw-Hill Professional, 2005.

Careers in Communications
VGM Professional Careers Series; 4th Ed.
by Noronha, Shonan F. R.
Publication: New York McGraw-Hill Professional, 2005.

The Press Effect: Politicians, Journalists, and the Stories That Shape the Political World
by Jamieson, Kathleen Hall.; Waldman, Paul.
Publication: Oxford, New York Oxford University Press (US), 2003.

Changing Faces of Journalism: Tabloidization, Technology and Truthiness
Shaping Inquiry in Culture, Communication and Media Studies
by Zelizer, Barbie.
Publication: London, New York Taylor & Francis Routledge, 2009.

The Media and Neo-populism: A Contemporary Comparative Analysis
Praeger Series in Political Communication, 1062-5623
by Denton, Robert E.,
Publication: Westport, Conn. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002.

Media and the Path to Peace
Communication, Society, and Politics
by Wolfsfeld, Gadi.
Publication: Cambridge, New York Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Career As a Foreign Correspondent: Investigate and Report the News of the World From Where It's Happening
Careers ; No. 269
Publication: Chicago Institute for Career Research, 2006.

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Access World News
Full-text content of local and regional newspapers worldwide. Each newspaper has its own distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid advertisements are excluded.
Content formerly available from Global Newsbank is accessible via the Access World News interface.


Expanded Academic ASAP 1980 - Jul 2010
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!

Professional Collection
Articles from more than 300 full-text periodicals covering a variety of topics for teachers/educators, including: health and fitness, school law, drug and alcohol abuse, learning disabilities, sports, arts and humanities, social sciences, and psychology.

Academic OneFile 1980 - JUL, 2010
Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Academic Search Elite
Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, including more than 1,700 peer-reviewed titles. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1985. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

TEL (Tennessee Electronic Library)

Communications and Mass Media Collection

This collection provides current and accurate information in full-text from journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.
It contains 5,450,336 articles updated as recently as September 6, 2011. All articles have been published between 1980 and 2011.

Facts on File

Issues and Controversies
Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.

Agency or Organization Web Sites

Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is an independent, nonprofit organization based in New York, New York, United States, that promotes press freedom and defends the rights of journalists.

This organization evaluates and studies the performance of the press, particularly content analysis. It help both the journalists who produce the news and the citizens who consume it develop a better understanding of what the press is delivering, how the media are changing, and what forces are shaping those changes. We have emphasized empirical research in the belief that quantifying what is occurring in the press, rather than merely offering criticism, is a better approach to understanding.

The Freedom Forum
The Freedom Forum describes itself as “a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people.”

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Reports Committee for Freedom of the Press is an American nonprofit organization, founded in 1970, which provides free legal assistance to journalists.

Pew Center for People and the Press
It contains polls, public opinion research, and national surveys on public attitudes toward the press, politics, and public policy issues.

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