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Introduction
Welcome to the course guide for COMM 660M: Media Transformation

This guide will assist you in completing your research for Professor Heldman's class. The databases, books, and web sites will assist you with your postings, presentations,and tests. If you need any assistance locating or using the sources listed, please contact your librarian (to the right).

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All Items by Source

Databases (back to top)

Academic OneFile WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available Abstracts available http://library.wichita.edu/reference/images/PDF/infotrac.pdf
Full-text articles from academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and reference sources as well as audio files from NPR and other news programs. Comprehensive and multidisciplinary. Coverage: 1980-present.  View terms of use.  (Gale)

America: History and Life WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Abstracts available
Indexes and abstracts articles in over 2,000 journals published worldwide in U.S. and Canadian history. Also indexes essays, books, dissertations, and conference papers. Coverage: 1964-present.  View terms of use.   (Ebsco)  6 simultaneous users.

Business Insights: Essentials WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Full text available
Provides information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.  (Gale)   View Terms of Use

MLA International Bibliography WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available Abstracts available http://library.wichita.edu/reference/images/PDF/MLABib.pdf
Citations to articles in journals and book series as well as working papers and proceedings in literature, language, linguistics, and literary criticism in all languages. Book reviews not included. Produced by Modern Language Association. Coverage: 1926-present. View terms of use.  (Proquest)

PAIS International Database WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Some full text available Abstracts available
Indexes journal articles, books, government documents, statistical compilations, committee reports; directories, etc. published worldwide in social and public policy. Produced by Public Affairs Information Service. Coverage: 1972-present.  4 simultaneous users. View terms of use.  (Proquest)

PsycINFO (Proquest) WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Link to full text Some full text available
Citations and abstracts for articles in scholarly journals published worldwide in all areas of psychology. Coverage: 1892-present. Also provides citations and abstracts for English language books and book chapters and dissertations. Coverage 1987-present. View terms of use.  (Proquest)

Books (back to top)

Advertising and New Media
Call Number: HF6146.I58 S68 2008
Available to everyone
Link to record

New Media and Public Relations
Call Number: HM1221 .N47 2007
Available to everyone
Link to record

PR 2.0: New Media, New Tools, New Audiences
Call Number: HD59 .B743 2008
Available to everyone
 Link to record

Public Relations on the Net WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only
 Link to record

The twenty-first-century Media Industry: Economic and Managerial Implications in the Age of New Media
Call Number: P96.T42 T89 2010
Available to everyone
 Link to record

Newspapers (back to top)

All Things Digital Available to everyone
 The Wall Street Journal's technology coverage.

NewsBank WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only Full text available
Current full-text access to six Kansas newspapers: Emporia Gazette (2002-  ), Kansas City Star (1991-  )Lawrence Journal-World (1990-  ), Manhattan Mercury (1997-  ), Topeka Capital-Journal (2002-  ) and Wichita Eagle (1984-   ).

Poynter Available to everyone
Media industry news and commentary from Jim Romenesko.

Reference Sources (back to top)

Dictionary of Media Studies WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only
Link to record

Encyclopedia of International Media and Communication WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only
Link to record
Look under the "New Media" heading.
Also available in print in the Reference Stacks: P87.5 .E532 2003

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture WSU Faculty, Staff & Students only
 Link to record
Also available in print in the Reference Stacks: E 169.1 .S764 2000

Web sites (back to top)

All Tech Considered Available to everyone
NPR's technology coverage.

Apophenia Available to everyone
Danah Boyd's thoughts on the Internet and society.

Berkman Center for Internet and Society Available to everyone
Harvard's Berkman Center, focusing on law and the Internet.

Brian Solis Available to everyone
Commentary from "one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media."
Discussions cover PR and marketing in the digital age.

Digital Next Available to everyone
Advertising-related technology coverage from AdvertisingAge.

Knight Digital Media Center Available to everyone
Internet and journalism projects.

Mashable Available to everyone
Best overview of tech developments and social media. Categories include Business, Social Media, Technology, Mobile, and more.

Media Bistro Available to everyone

The business of media. Also check out Media Bistro's PR news here.

Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project Available to everyone
Data and studies of Internet and society.

PressThink Available to everyone
The blog of Jay Rosen, a big thinker about the Internet and journalism.