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|Full length journal, magazine and newspaper articles can be found in our online article collections and the print collections as well. If an article cannot be found in PVAMU’s resources, it can usually be borrowed from another library. Fill out the online Interlibrary Loan form, and please note that it may take several weeks to receive the item.|
|Print/Online Communications & Journalism Journals in the Library|
|The most recent issues of print journals can be found in the Periodicals Department, which is located on the first floor of the library behind the Reference Department. Back issues of periodicals are shelved in the stacks area which is located on the second and third floor of the library. Full-text Online/Print Communication and Journalism (journals, magazines and newspapers) holdings/databases include, but are not limited to:
• Communication (Morgantown, W. Va.) in Communication and Mass Media Complete Database
|Communication & Journalism Databases: See Communication & Journalism database library web page|
|Search the PVAMU Libraries Online Catalog for “Communication” and “Journalism” as subject words and or key words. Most of the books on Communication and Journalism that can be checked out are on the third floor of the Library.
Suggested Library of Congress Subject Headings and Call number locations included these but not limited to: P87-96 Communication/Mass media; P94.7 Interpersonal communication; P95-95.6 Oral communication/Speech.
If a book cannot be found in PVAMU’s resources, it can usually be borrowed from another library. Fill out the Interlibrary Loan form, and please note that it may take several weeks to receive the item. Reference Books (on the 1st Floor between the Reference Desk and Periodicals room) You will find useful statistics and background information in these non-circulating books
|Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook.
New Providence: R.R. Bowker, 2000. [REF HE 8689 .B77]
Encyclopedia of Communication and Information / edited by Jorge Reina Schement. [REF P 87.5 E53 2002)
From Talking Drums to the Internet [Electronic Resource] : An Encyclopedia of Communications Technology / Robert Gardner, Dennis Shortelle. [P96.T42 G374 1997eb]. An electronic book.
International Encyclopedia of Communications. NY: Oxford University Press, 1989. [REF P 87.5 15 1989]
Language and Communication: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia. [REF P 29 .F47 1998]
|Dictionary of Media Literacy. [REF P 91.3 .S527 1997]
Text focuses on terms and ideas in media literacy, or the methods people use to evaluate mass media’s messages. Includes key organizations and leaders in the field. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media and Communications. [REF P 87.5 .D36 2000)
This helpful source covers terms, concepts, people and movements in semiotics, media analysis and communications. Arranged alphabetically; includes cross-references. Oxford English Dictionary, v. 1-20. [REF PE 1625 .O87 1989].
This renowned source defines more than 615,000 words. Known for its lengthy etymologies (word origins) and valuable cross-references, OED is the definitive dictionary of the English language. Entertaining to browse.
|Index to Journals in Communication Studies through 1974. [REF 87.5 .I53 1974]
A listing of the tables of contents of 24 major communication journals and includes a subject and author index.
|If you are looking for experts in a particular area, information on presenting and publishing research, or general information about the field of communication studies, the following associations are a good place to start:Accuracy in Media. (www.aim.org)
“Nonpartisan, media watchdog organization.”American Society of Journalists and Authors. (www.asja.org)
“An organization for freelancers. Members share candid data on writing rates, publishing contracts, editors, agents and more. Non-members benefit from our Contracts Watch newsletter, annual writers conference and writing resources.”Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. (www.aejmc.org)
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is a non-profit, educational association of journalism and mass communication faculty, administrators, students and media professionals. Founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1912, AEJMC has some 3,600 members around the world. AEJMC conventions attract more than half these members each year to various destinations throughout the United States and Canada.Association for Women in Communications. (www.womcom.org)
“…a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines.”Communications Workers of America. (www.cwa-union.org)
“Union for telecommunications, printing and news media, public service, health care, cable television, general manufacturing, electronics, gas and electric utilities workers.”IEEE Communications Society. (http://www.comsoc.org/)
“The IEEE Communications Society is a diverse group of industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies.”International Communication Association (http://www.icahdq.org)
ICA is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching, and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication.Journalism Education Association. (http://www.jea.org)
“The Journalism Education Association, Inc., is the only independent national scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers.
Founded in 1924, JEA is a volunteer organization. Members of the Board of Directors, including the officers, are current or retired journalism teachers who have obtained their positions through national membership elections.”
National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ). (www.nabj.org)
National Communication Association (natcom.org) Formerly SCA, this is the oldest scholarly speech association in the United States. Includes information about conventions, research, and educational programs.
Society of Professional Journalist (SPJ). (www.spj.org)
Southern States Communication Association (SSCA). (www.ssca.net)
“The Project for Excellence in Journalism is an initiative by journalists to clarify and raise the standards of American journalism. … There are two main components to the Project. First, it sponsors The Committee of Concerned Journalists, which after a series of nationwide public forums, now conducts a national newsroom training program, The Traveling Curriculum. Second, it conducts research. Several reports are released each year, including a new Annual Report on the State of the News Media.”Organization for the Study of Communication Language and Gender (OSCLG.org)
OSCLG–the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender–has grown from a series of interdisciplinary conferences that began at Bowling Green State University in 1978. Since that time, it has sought to provide a forum for professional discussion, presentation of research and demonstration of creative projects in the areas of communication, language and gender, and to promote recognition of those doing work in this area.Statistics Every Writer Should Know. (nilesonline.com/stats)
“A simple guide to understanding basic statistics, for journalists and other writers who might not know math.”
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