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Media, Television, Communications, and Publishing Databases
(see also Film, Theater & Performing Arts and General)

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Indexes to Journals and Books:

Communication Abstracts (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Covers over 330 major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource that encompasses the breadth of the communication discipline on a world-wide scale. Includes searchable references for over 230 titles.

Communication and Mass Media Complete (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Encompasses the breadth of the communication discipline through coverage of communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. Provides cover-to-cover indexing of over 570 major journals and selected coverage of nearly 200 more, along with the full text of over 450, some dating as far back as 1915. Includes biographical and bibliographic information for over 3,000 of the most prolific authors in the database. Incorporates the content of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides the full text of seventeen primary-source US and UK trade magazines and fan magazines from the years 1880-2000 that cover the history of the film, music, radio, theater, television, and other entertainment industries such as vaudeville, music halls, and circuses. Includes: industry news - gossip columns - reviews and criticism - pop charts and statistics - interviews with major figures - development of new technologies - illustrations, photographs, and advertisements - and comprehensive information on specific films, plays, theaters, actors, directors, TV series, film studios, musicians, genres, record labels, subcultures, and youth movements. Titles include Stage (1880-2000), Variety (1905-2000), Billboard (1894-2000), Back Stage (1960-2000), Melody Maker (1926-2000), Broadcasting & Cable (1933-2000), and more.

Film & Television Literature Index (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Comprehensive database covering the entire spectrum of television & film in popular, scholarly, trade, technical, and international publications. Subject coverage includes theory & criticism, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, preservation & restoration, news, and reviews. Includes over 32,500 full text movie reviews from Variety dating back to 1914 and over 24,000 classic color and black & white images of celebrity and entertainment photography, provided by the Motion Picture & Television Archives.

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.


Online Encyclopedias and Books: Mass Media - Publishing & Journalism - Communications & Information

Mass Media:
(see also: Film, Theater & Performing Arts )

SRDS: Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) Remote access available Full text available
SRDS provides valuable market information and advertising rates for more than 100,000 U.S. and international print, broadcast, and leading-edge digital and tablet media properties to enable media planners, buyers, and brand marketers to identify where they want to advertise and to find outlets that will reach their target audiences. Each entry contains: editorial profile, publisher's positioning statement, representatives, commission, cash discount, advertising rates, general requirements, closing dates, circulation, featured marketing opportunities, and more. Subscription includes: Business Media Advertising Source - Consumer Media Advertising Source - Direct Marketing List Source - Newspaper Advertising Source - TV and Cable Source - Local Market Audience Analyst - Radio Advertising Source - Out-of-Home Advertising Source - Interactive Advertising Source - Print Media Production Source - International Media Guide: Business: The Americas - International Media Guide: Business: Asia-Pacific/Middle East/Africa - International Media Guide: Business: Europe - International Media Guide: Consumer Worldwide - International Media Guide: Newspapers Worldwide - and SRDS Tablet Media Library.

ebrary (ebrary) Remote access available Full text available
Currently offers over 100,000 full-text books, sheet music titles, maps, reports, and other authoritative documents from more than 180 leading academic, trade, and professional publishers. The collections are particularly strong in business, economics, education, computers, technology, science, medicine, history, language, literature, humanities, politics, and social sciences. Publishers include The McGraw-Hill Companies, Random House, Penguin Classics, Taylor & Francis, Yale University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Greenwood, and more (more information).

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers the culture of mass appeal - all the experiences in life shared by a people in common as well as those things created for the majority to be easily understandable and accessible (often disseminated by the mass media) to them. Includes: social life, music, print, film, television, radio, sports, art, performance, food, fashion, holidays, hairstyles, and more, emphasizing American popular culture in the second half of the 20th century. Each entry analyzes the topic and its significance within the broader cultural context.

Who's Buying Entertainment (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on amusing themselves by the following demographics: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education. Examines products and services such as sports and photographic equipment, sound components and TVs, videogames, movie and theater tickets, and much more.

Who's Buying Information and Consumer Electronics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on information and consumer electronics by the demographics that count: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education.


Publishing and Journalism:

Communicating Knowledge: Publishing in the 21st Century (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

World Press Encyclopedia (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Describes the press and electronic media systems of over 200 countries, including the overview & background, economic framework, general characteristics, number & type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, education & training in journalism, and more.


Communications and Information:
(see also: Computer Science and Library & Information Science)

Communicating Knowledge: Publishing in the 21st Century (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Dealing with an International Clientele: Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Explores the full spectrum of communication, from careers to information technologies, in an interdisciplinary fashion. Emphasis is on both historical and current issues, topics, and people.

Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication.

Who's Buying Information and Consumer Electronics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on information and consumer electronics by the demographics that count: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education.


Also of Interest:

MLA International Bibliography (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Produced by the Modern Language Association, this detailed index of journal articles, books, book articles, and dissertations dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals and 1,000 book publishers. Provides international coverage of the theory and criticism of world literatures from the Middle Ages to the present. Also covers the dramatic arts, film, theatre, folklore, languages, linguistics, the history of publishing, and more, along with the teaching of these subjects on the college level.


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