332: Media Criticism and Analysis
CMAT 334: Mass Media in Society
your friendly reference/instructional librarian, and I'm here to
You can email me at
Trust me, you WANT to be friends
with a librarian. Not only are we extraordinarily cool,
but we're here to help you with your research, and we actually
enjoy doing it, as sick and twisted as that sounds! Visit
my website for more information about me:
When I'm not teaching classes
or rushing off to meetings, you can find me in my office in
Blackwell Library 129 or at the research services desk. My
hours on the desk are Mondays 10am-12pm, Tuesdays 6pm-10pm,
Wednesdays 12pm-2pm, Thursdays 10am-12pm, and Fridays 8am-10am.
Stop by and say hi!
Find books in Blackwell
Library using our
library catalog. Books in our library are arranged
Congress Classification. The books you can check out
are located on the second floor of the library. If you
ever have trouble finding a book you want, PLEASE ask for help
at the Research Desk!
You can also borrow books from
any of the USMAI affiliations by selecting the "choose campus"
link at the top of the catalog page and then selecting "USMAI
All Campuses." When you find a book you want that is not
in Blackwell, click the "request" button and use your ID number
to login. You can have the book delivered to Blackwell
within 3 or 4 days.
We have several databases you can use to search
for journal, magazine, or newspaper articles. Some of them
only give a citation to the article, and some have the
full-text. Here is a list of databases you might want to
Academic Search Complete - a
multidisciplinary database from EBSCO with a mix of scholarly
and popular resources, a lot of full-text and FindIt links when
there is no full-text available
Academic - this database contains
full-text world news, legal and business information
National Newspapers - a collection of
full-text major newspapers including The New York Times
and Washington Post
- citations to scholarly communication articles, the full-text
articles in this database require downloading the Djvu reader
& Sciences - scholarly full-text
resources; the newest documents are 3-5 years old
- mostly scholarly
psychology articles, many are full-text. Use the FindIt
buttons to locate items that are not full-text. Like
Academic Search Complete, this database comes from EBSCO and has
a similar interface.
Social Sciences Abstracts - also from
EBSCO, this database contains citations and full-text
for topics in the Social Sciences. Use the Find-It buttons
to locate items that are not full-text.
Always make sure that internet resources are
appropriate for your project. Look at the criteria listed
on this website:
If you have questions about the appropriateness of a website,
please check with your professor or a librarian.
Nielson Media Research
The Encyclopedia of Television
Library Resources for Communication Studies
The library liaison
to Communication is Stephen Ford,