Monday, August 31, 2009

World News Digest now online

Say goodbye to the print version of World News Digest and hello to on-line!

According to the publisher, this database brings together nearly seven decades of news from the Facts On File World News Digest in print. This archival record of domestic and international news, covers major political, social, and economic events since November 1940. World News Digest is updated twice weekly and includes a searchable hourly newsfeed, with more than 1 million internal hyperlinks that allow researchers to follow a story over time.

Check it out on Cook Library's website:

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Back when I was getting my Master's degree in Communication from the Annenberg School at Penn and when I worked for the Annenberg Public Policy Center, my mentor and boss, Kathleen Hall Jamieson always reminded me to keep my writing short and simple. I am going to try to do that with this blog. So here are some short, fun facts about me, the author:
  • You name a communication research methodology, and I've conducted a study using that methodology. I am more familiar with quantitative than qualitative, but I have done them all. I especially love a good communication experiment!
  • While most of my formal communication studies have been in political communication, I've actually branched out and published in health communication and in marketing.
  • My favorite thing in the whole world is helping people find the information that they need. If you are doing communication research and need some help, please look me up in Cook Library and I will be more than happy to help.

Please continue to check back with this blog for short posts about all the great resources available in Mass Communication and Communication Studies. Enjoy!