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Speech Communication

General Research
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Use this database to find articles about research on communication theories. Includes cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for over 350 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of over 200 more, for a combined coverage of over 550 titles. This database includes full text for more than 230 journals. Use the 7,300 thesaurus feature to quickly zero in on relevant articles. Includes or has links to full text. more information

Film & Television Literature Index
Index, abstracts, and full text of articles related to film and television. more information

Advanced Research
Mental Measurements Yearbook
Comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Provides descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing) and reviews. Tests included are commercially available in the English language.

Tests in Print
Bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. Provides information on purpose, publisher, in-print status, price, acronym, intended population, administration times, publication date, and authors.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Index, abstracts, and cited references for articles in the arts and humanities. more information

Search the Internet for TV news clips from major news providers.

LexisNexis Academic - News search
LexisNexis Academic provides access to a wide range of national, international, and business news. You will also find transcripts from radio and television news programs.

Reference Books
Electronic Titles

Electronic Reference Books (ABC-CLIO)
Click on a title to browse its table of contents or do a keyword search.

Persuasive Speech Topics

Other Speech Communication-Related Titles

Print Titles
Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (REF P 87.5 .E53 2002)
Three-volume resource covering many important concepts related to information science, information technologies, interpersonal communication, careers, library science, literacy, and media effects.

International Encyclopedia of Communications (REF P 87.5 .15)
Four-volume resource covering communication systems, organizations, modes, media, codes, behavior, effects, and important people. Articles are signed by the author.

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (REF P 29 .I58)
Four-volume resource covering key topics related to linguistics, including phonetics, grammar, languages, and more.

The Handbook of Linguistics (REF P 121 .H324 2001)
Provides information on topics in linguistics such as languages of the world, writing systems, field linguistics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse.

The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations (REF PE 1137 .E56 1999)
Contains the correct pronunciation for many words commonly pronounced incorrectly in the English language.

The Dictionary of Bias-Free Usage (REF PE 1460 .M26)
Dictionary of terms that are biased or discriminatory in some way and alternative terms to use.

Les Brown’s Encyclopedia of Television (REF PN 1992. 18 .B7 1992)
Provides information on the television industry, including notable people, programs, companies, technological issues, legal issues, the history of television, and more.

Radio: A Reference Guide (REF PN 1991.3 .U6 .G73)
Provides information on radio networks, drama, music, comedy, sports, organizations, advertising, and more.

Full Text Titles
Humanities title list
Language and literature title list

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
Brain and Language
Communication Theory
Corporate Communications
Discourse & Society
European Journal of Communication
Health Communication
Human Communication Research
International Journal of Intercultural Relations
Journal of Business and Technical Communication
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Journal of Communication
Journal of Communication Disorder
Journal of Communication Inquiry
Journal of Family Communication
Journal of Fluency Disorders
Journal of Public Relations Research
Journal of Radio Studies
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research
Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation
Language & Communication
Language, Speech, & Hearing Services in Schools
Management Communication Quarterly
Mass Communication and Society
Research on Language and Social Interaction
Speech Communication
Trends in Communication
Visual communication

Web Sites
The American Communication Association: Communication Studies Center
Excellent directory that links to a information on communication, including business communication, research methods, gender and communication, mass media and culture, statistical and data archives, and more.

Center for Communication
According to its mission, the Center exposes students “to the issues, the ethics, the people, and the creative product that define the media business.” Particularly useful are the “Media Links” on publications, research, commercial news sites, media analyses, film festivals, and more.

Communication Studies Resources
Extensive directory of websites providing links to communication information such as advertising, cultural studies, media, political communication, and more.

Library Resources for Communication Studies
Collection of resources for the study of communication. The sections most useful to students are the associations and organizations, the special collections, and the subject guides, which provide resources within specific areas of communication studies.

Data and Statistics
The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Provides survey results on a wide variety of issues, information from various polls, datasets from the surveys, and current important topics in the news.

Provides information on why specific news stories and opinions surrounding various studies may be misleading or incorrect. Offers facts and figures on studies related to education/family, drug use, health/disease, polls/surveys, gender issues, crime, defense, and media factoids.

Specialized Websites
Center for Nonverbal Studies
Contains information on nonverbal communication. Also offers a dictionary of nonverbal communication terminology.

Kidon Media-Link
Extensive directory linking to newspapers and other news sources on the Internet. Contains links to thousands of sites from around the world.

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