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Research Guide: Rhetoric and Media Studies

  • Encyclopedias - R&MS

    International Encyclopedia of Communication
    Spans the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas. (more info)
    Encyclopedia of Political Communication
    Online Resource.  This encyclopedia considers political communication from that broad interdisciplinary perspective, encompassing the many different roles that communication plays in political processes in the United States and around the world. (more info)
  • Databases - R&MS-related

    APA PsycNET
    Single search interface for PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycTHERAPY and PsycCRITIQUES . (more info)
    Film & Television Literature Index
    A bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for 300+ publications in the fields of film and television. (more info)
    Film Literature Index
    FLI annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 1976 to 2001 for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly and critical to the popular. (more info)
    Social Sciences Citation Index
    A part of the Web of Science database, the SSCI tracks 'who's citing whom' in the social sciences. Coverage is 1980-present. (more info)
  • Media Content

    C-SPAN Video Library
    Broadcasts and transcripts of U.S. federal government events since the 1980s. Examples include press conferences, bill signing ceremonies, political meetings, congressional hearings and debates. (more info)
    Global Voices
    "An international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media throughout the world." Global Voices is a blog aggregator, bringing together writing and video from across the Web and the world. Browse by country, by topic or by contributor. (more info)
    Internet Archive: TV News
    Search closed captioning transcripts to find relevant television news programs from 2009-yesterday. The collection now contains 350,000 news programs collected over 3 years from national U.S. networks and stations in San Francisco and Washington D.C. The archive is updated with new broadcasts 24 hours after they are aired. Older materials are also being added. (more info)
    LexisNexis Academic
    Full text of national, regional, and international newspapers, business, and legal sources and more. (more info)
    Vanderbilt Television News Archive
    "The world's most extensive and complete archive of television news"..."recording, preserving and providing access to television news broadcasts of the national networks since August 5, 1968." (more info)
  • Advertising

    Ad*access
    The Ad*Access Project presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. (more info)
    Ad Council
    The Ad Council is a private, non-profit organization and has been the leading producer of public service advertisements (PSAs) since 1942. (more info)
    AdViews: A Digital Archive or Vintage Television Commercials
    Free digital archive of more than 12,000 television commercials from the 1950s to the 1980s, this site provides access to commercials created or collected by the New York advertising agency Benton and Bowles. Housed at Duke University. (more info)
    Emergence of Advertising in America
    Over 9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising in the United States, drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University. (more info)
    Landscapes of Capital
    A multimedia Web-based book (and database) dedicated to studying how corporate television commercials portray a world shaped and defined by global capitalism at the turn of this century. One of the authors, Robert Goldman, is a Lewis & Clark Sociology Professor.
  • Polling

    Polling the Nations
    A compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by over 1000 polling organizations in the U. S. and 100 other countries from 1986 to the present time. (more info)
    American National Election Studies
    ANES conducts national surveys of the American electorate in presidential and midterm election years. The ANES time-series now encompasses  biennial election studies since 1948 (more info)
    Roper Center
    A free site with surveys drawn from more than 100 countries and 60 years of commercial and academic research. (more info)
    PollingReport.com
    Easy access to timely, high quality poll data from the publishers of The Polling Report
    Gallup.com
    Includes a list of poll topics. (more info)
    Pew Research Center
    The Pew Research Center studies public attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. The Center's main purpose is to serve as a forum for ideas on the media and public policy through its research.
    Harris Polls
    Begun in 1963, The Harris Poll weekly column is one of the longest running, most respected series of surveys measuring public opinion. (more info)
    Public Agenda Online
    Public Agenda is a nonpartisan organization that seeks, among other things, to align elites more closely with public opinion. Along these lines it provides some elaborately produced public opinion data on particular issues (all results are presented graphically).
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