David & Lorraine Cheng Library

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Communication Resources

Courses

Communication Resources - COMM 249
http://guides.wpunj.edu/content.php?pid=181078

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Directories & Indexes

E & P Media Links
Editor & Publisher magazine's research department maintains this database of media with a web presence. Here you can find associations, city guides, magazines, newspapers, news services and syndicates, radio, and television web sites. The database offers both search and browse capabilities, and you can limit searches by media category, geographic location, publication or broadcast frequency, and site type.
http://emedia1.mediainfo.com/
The Media and Communication Studies Site
http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Functions/mcs.html
Only A Matter of Opinion
A site designed to help aspiring journalists fine tune their skills in the art of composing editorials and commentary.
http://library.thinkquest.org/50084/index.shtml?tqskip=1

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Journals & Other Periodicals in Communication and Related Fields

Use the links below to view the Cheng Library's holdings (print and electronic) for a variety of Communication topics:

Communication & Mass Media
Journalism
Radio & TV Broadcasting

Or, click here for a more comprehensive list of Communication & Mass Media journals.

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Online Publications, Studies and Reports

Americans in the Information Age: Falling Through The Net (National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce)
This site includes a series of reports, fact sheets, and other information resources sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce to address a perceived "digital divide" between information "haves" and "have nots" during a period when major advances in information technology have revolutionized communication. The publications available here date from 1995 to the present.
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/digitaldivide/
Open Doors: Accessing Government Records (Society of Professional Journalists)
A practical online booklet produced by the Society of Professional Journalists' Freedom of Information Committee, Open Doors covers the way Freedom of Information (FOI) laws work (including the distinctions between state and federal laws), how FOI laws and concepts apply to specific circumstances or subjects, and where more information on FOI can be found. A useful tool for anyone doing research that requires access to government records at any level.
http://www.spj.org/foia_opendoors.asp

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Professional & Scholarly Organizations

American Communication Association
International Communication Association
National Communication Association
The New Jersey Communication Association
The New Jersey Communication Association usually holds it annual meeting in the spring. See the NJCA site for further details.
http://njca.rutgers.edu/

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Statistics

Audit Bureau of Circulations eCirc Database
The Audit Bureau of Circulation's eCirc database is a quick and concise online source for the latest top-line circulation information. You can use it to retrieve current circulation figures for a large number of consumer magazines, business publications, farm publications, and newspapers. eCirc lets you sort and search summarized circulation data by publisher title, U.S. SRDS number, or Canadian CARD classifications.
http://abcas1.accessabc.com/ecirc

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Selected by Debbie Pluss
Library Liaison to the Communication Department
Last Updated: October 9, 2006