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Welcome to the Communication Subject Guide! This page contains quick access to popular databases, new books from the Libraries' collection, and important resources. Please use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate this guide for a variety of information related to Communication.
Communication & Mass Media Complete This link opens in a new window
Communication & Mass Media Complete provides research solutions in areas related to communication and mass media. Offers full text for over 500 titles and contains citation coverage for over 620 additional sources. In total, several hundred valuable sources are covered.
International Encyclopedia of Communication This link opens in a new window
The International Encyclopedia of Communication, a 12-volume is available online on the “Blackwell Reference Online” platform. It spans the breadth of communication studies, encompassing theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical regions. Subjects covered include communication theory and philosophy; interpersonal communication; journalism; intercultural and intergroup communication; media effects; strategic communication/PR; communication and media law and policy; media systems in the world; and communication and technology.
JSTOR Scholarly Journal Archive This link opens in a new window
The JSTOR journal archives provide full-text collections of core scholarly journals across a variety of disciplines from the arts to the sciences with a strong emphasis on the humanities.
Pop Culture Collection This link opens in a new window
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.
Popular Culture Universe This link opens in a new window
More than 300 full-text volumes of material related to popular culture both current and historical.
New Books and eBooks
Communication in The 2020s by
This book provides an inside look at the discipline of Communication. In this collection of chapters, top scholars from a wide range of subfields discuss how they have experienced and how they study the crucial issues of our time. The 2020s opened with a series of events with massive implications for the ways we communicate, from the COVID-19 pandemic, a summer of protests for social justice, and climate change-related natural disasters, to one of the most contentious presidential elections in modern U.S. history. The chapters in this book provide snapshots of many of these issues as seen through the eyes of specialists in the major subfields of Communication, including interpersonal, organizational, strategic, environmental, religious, social justice, risk, sport, health, family, instructional, and political communication. Written in an informal style that blends personal narrative with accessible explanation of basic concepts, the book is ideal for introducing students to the range and practical applications of Communication discipline. This book comprises a valuable companion text for Introduction to Communication courses as well as a primary resource for Capstone and Introduction to Graduate Studies courses. Further, this collection provides meaningful insights for Communication scholars as we look ahead to the remainder of the 2020s and beyond.
Call Number: HM1206 .C6466 2022 (Metro New Book)
Publication Date: May 2022
Social Media and Crisis Communication by
"The second edition of this vital text provides theory, research, and application to orient readers to the latest thinking about social media usage in crisis communication. Specific crisis arenas such as health, corporate, nonprofit, religious, political, and disaster are examined in depth and social media platforms and newer technology types are discussed. Social Media and Crisis Communication provides a fresh look at the role of visual communication in social media and a more global review of social media and crisis communication literature. With an enhanced focus on ethics section, a short communication overview piece, and case studies for each Area of Application, Social Media and Crisis Communication is practical for use in a variety of learning settings. A must-read for scholars, advanced students, and practitioners who wish to stay on the leading-edge of research, this book will appeal to those in public relations, strategic communications, corporate communications, government and NGO communications, and emergency and disaster response"--
Call Number: HD49.3 .S629 2022 (Metro New Book)
Publication Date: March 2022
Networks for Social Impact by
A broad review of how nonprofits, businesses, and governments work together to tackle social problemsNetworks for Social Impact takes a systems approach to explain how and when networks make a social impact. Michelle Shumate and Katherine R. Cooper argue that network design and management is not a one-size-fits-all formula. Instead, they show that the type of social issue, the mechanism for socialimpact, environment, and resources available each determine appropriate choices.Drawing on research from public administration, psychology, business, network science, social work, and communication, this book synthesizes what we know about how to best design and manage networks. It includes illustrations from thirty original case studies which describe groups of organizationsaddressing issues such as gender-based violence, educational outcomes, senior care, veterans' services, mental health and wellness, and climate change.Additionally, the volume examines critical issues that leaders address in creating and managing networks, including social issue analysis, network governance, securing and managing funding, dealing with power and conflict, using data effectively, and managing change. Each chapter includes tools fornetwork leaders to use to handle these issues. This book is neither an overly idealistic, pro-collaboration account of the benefits of network approaches, nor is it a critical view of these efforts. Instead, this clear and concise volume highlights the opportunities and challenges ofnetworks.
Call Number: HD69.S8 S548 2022 (Metro New Book)
Publication Date: January 2022
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