Monday, January 31, 2011

Researching Egypt and Communication

If you're hungry for more information about what's behind the chaos in Egypt, Cook Library has you covered.

We have a new guide on researching countries and cultures, which you can use to get background information and international news.

These are a few of our books that look at Egypt and communication:
And to find out about the history of and the current state of press censorship in Egypt, look at the Committee to Protect Journalists' website.

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Books!

Cook Library has just gotten in a number of new communication titles in a variety of disciplines. Here are some of the new books:

In Advertising:

In Business Communication:

In Interpersonal Communication:

In Journalism:

In Media:

In Political Communication

In Public Relations:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Way to Search Online Journalism Outlets

Columbia Journalism Review launched a new database for searching digital news outlets today. The News Frontier Database is a searchable tool that allows users to find digital news outlets that meet certain criteria (such as location, type of coverage, and revenue sources--to name a few). They've started with only 50 sites for the launch (there aren't any in the database from Maryland yet), but they plan to grow. Also the pull down menus make it relatively easy to use. This looks like it has the potential to be a very good resource since it has two of the qualities I like best in a database--free and straightforward to use.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Communications Theory Encyclopedia!

Happy new year! I've been searching for what to write about for the last few days and then I realized that in the hustle and bustle of finals week that I forgot to formally introduce the latest member of our communication resource family!

We now have an online Encyclopedia of Communication Theory. To access it, just click on the yellow "Find It" button at the top (you may need to log on if you are off campus) and click on the "Read Full Text at Sage Reference Online" link.

This is a great reference source if you need to look up an unfamiliar theory that you come across in a journal article and it has "Further Readings" links at the end of each entry so you can continue to explore.

I'm very excited about this new resource :-)