Communications

This guide lists sources of information for communication. It is not inclusive, but is meant to provide a starting place when you are looking for information. For additional information, please talk with a librarian.

Locating Books

Use Minerva, the library's online catalog, to search for books owned by the library. To search Minerva, click on Finding Books and then Go to Minerva. Typical subject headings to search under include: Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism, Mass Media, Newspapers, Public Speaking, Radio Broadcasting, Telecommunication, Television Broadcasting. Also, try combing the terms Communication or Broadcasting with other terms to narrow your search results. For browsing purposes, the call number ranges for the majority of communication books are: PN 1990Â 1992.92 (Broadcasting), PN 4699 - 5650 (Journalism), PN 4121 (Public Speaking), HE 7601Â 8700.9 (Telecommunication Industry).

Locating Journal Articles

Click on Finding Articles. Scroll down and click on Go to Online Resources and Journal Indexes. To find articles in journals, choose an index or resource from the alphabetical list. Or, click on one of the subject areas to see only the indexes and resources appropriate for that subject. A few of the appropriate ones for communications topics are listed below. You will then have to check our List of Journal Subscriptions to see if Sawyer Library owns the journal an article is in. The list may be accessed from the library's Finding Articles page. Printed copies are also available.

Academic Search Premier
An index of articles from more than 3,000 journals covering the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, computer science, and much more. *It includes the full text of many articles. Searches may be limited to only peer reviewed articles. (Off-campus access: last name and library barcode number preceded by HUS)

Business Source Premier
An index that provides full-text articles from more than 2,000 business journals. Coverage includes communication, personnel management, accounting and much more. *It includes the full text of many articles. Searches may be limited to only peer reviewed articles. (Off-campus access: last name and library barcode number preceded by HUS)

PsychInfo
An index of journal articles, book chapters and dissertations in all fields of psychology. You may limit your search to full-text, peer reviewed, or Sawyer Library journals.

Some of the journals owned by Sawyer Library in the communication area include:

  • Advertising Age
  • Billboard
  • Broadcasting and Cable
  • HR Magazine
  • Journal of Business Communication
  • Journal of Communication
  • Psychology Today

Other Resources

Legal guide to broadcast law and regulation [Ref. KF 2805 L444 1996]
1998 legal guide update to broadcast law and regulation [Ref. KF 2805 L444 1998]

World Wide Web Sites

Multimedia, Film and Broadcasting Resources on the Internet (Northwestern University) [http://www.compinfo-center.com/cad/multimedia.htm]
World Wide Web Resources in Broadcasting & Media (University of Kentucky) [http://www.uky.edu/subject/broadcasting.html]
Advanced Public Speaking Institute [http://www.public-speaking.org ]
Allyn & Bacon Public Speaking Websit [http://wps.ablongman.com/ab_public_speaking_2]
Center for Nonverbal Studies [http://members.aol.com/nonverbal2/index.htm]
NewsWatch – A consumer’s guide to the news. [http://www.newswatch.org/]