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Communication and Media Studies

A brief guide to information resources in Communication and Media Studies

Overview and Database Best Bets

A sampling of Communication and Media Studies courses taught at Stetson underscores the scope and interdisciplinary nature of this field: media ethics, interpersonal and intercultural communication, rhetorical theory and criticism, mass media theory, argumentation, public speaking, gender in communication, food and nutrition in the media, and communication and technology.

Communication and Media Studies, as an interdisciplinary field, relates to and is informed by several academic disciplines, including Political Science, Economics, History, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Ethics.

These databases will get you started with finding journal articles.

Selected subject headings

Communication in politics             Communication-religious aspects

Communication in sports              Mass media and sports

Rhetoric-political aspects              Rhetoric - ancient

Rhetoric-social aspects                 Intercultural communication

Rhetoric and psychology              Violence in mass media

You can search the Library Catalog with these Subject Headings to focus your retrieval for both hardcopy and e-books.

Also, these Subject Headings can be used to expand your access to books by using the database WorldCat.

Vital Speeches of the Day

"Vital Speeches of the Day is a monthly collection of the best speeches in the world. It’s also a lot more than that."

"The magazine was launched in 1934 on the old-fashioned premise that 'it is indeed vital to the welfare of the nation that important, constructive addresses by recognized leaders in both the public and private sectors be permanently recorded and disseminated—both to ensure that readers gain a sound knowledge of public questions and to provide models of excellence in contemporary oratory.'” [Publisher's statement]

Online full-text access of this important periodical is available from 1934 to present.

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