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Journal Articles

Communication & Mass Media Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full-text for mass media and communications journals.

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

ATLA Religion with Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full text of biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues.

Books & Culture Unrestricted Resource
Books & Culture is a bimonthly review that engages the contemporary world from a Christian perspective. Every issue of Books & Culture contains in-depth reviews of books that merit critical attention, as well as shorter notices of significant new titles.

Note: Trinity receives print copies, so any articles not available online in full for free should be available in print at the library.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, Jstor includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.

Magazines & Newspapers

CRC Periodical Index Unrestricted Resource
Indexes publications of interest to Reformed Christians, including several published by the Christian Reformed Church.

LexisNexis Academic Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Contains full-text business and legal information, and access to transcripts of full-text national and international news programs, including speeches, interviews and press conferences. Some types of information date back to 1790.

Newspaper Source Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. Covers 1985-present.

Publications in the Field

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Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

Encyclopedia of Communication Theory On campus use only
With more than 300 entries, these two volumes provide a one-stop source for a comprehensive overview of communication theory, offering current descriptions of theories as well as the background issues and concepts that comprise these theories. This is the first resource to summarize, in one place, the diversity of theory in the communication field.
Call Number: P87.5 .E496 2009

Encyclopedia of New Media Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Widens the boundaries of today’s information society through interdisciplinary, historical, and international coverage. With such topics as broadband, content filtering, cyberculture, cyberethics, digital divide, freenet, MP3, privacy, telemedicine, viruses, and wireless networks, the Encyclopedia will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested or working in this field.

Encyclopedia of Television (1st Edition) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Television, which is available online at the Museum of Broadcast Communications website, examines television shows, broadcast policy, television history, and people.

Encyclopedia of Television (2nd Edition) On campus use only
This four-volume encyclopedia compiled by the Museum of Broadcast Communications examines television shows, broadcast policy, television history, and people.
Call Number: PN1992.18 .E53 2004

Handlist of Rhetorical Terms On campus use only
With a unique combination of alphabetical and descriptive lists, A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms provides in one convenient, accessible volume all the rhetorical terms—mostly Greek and Latin—that students of Western literature and rhetoric are likely to come across in their reading or will find useful in their writing.
Call Number: REF PE1445 .A2 L3 1991

International Encyclopedia of Communication On campus use only
This twelve-volume encyclopedia includes lengthy articles on all aspects of communication.  Entries include bibliographies for further study.
Call Number: REF P87.5 .I58 2008

Oxford English Dictionary Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The complete Oxford English Dictionary online (OED), including several additions and alterations, making it more up-to-date than the printed version.

Country Information

Global Road Warrior Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Global Road Warrior provides detailed cultural, social, political, and business information and statistics for 175 countries.

World Business Culture Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Information on a range of topics including business structures, management style, communication styles, business dress code, and other tips about business culture in each of the 39 countries profiled.

Images

ARTstor Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Resource contains images
Database of more than 600,000 digital images representing visual and material culture across cultures and time periods. Documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture. ARTstor tools enable the ability to save groups of images online for personal and classroom use.

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
The collections of the Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people.

New York Public Library (NYPL) Digital Gallery Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
NYPL's Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.

Quotations

Bartleby.com Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Bartleby.com includes many electronic books, including dictionaries of quotations, the Harvard classics, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, and other notable works.

Speeches

American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.

Classic U.S. Senate Speeches Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Provides historical information and full text of some of the best-known Senate speeches of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Famous Speeches & Audio Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Collection of audio/video clips of famous speeches put together by the History Channel.

Gifts of Speech Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Gifts of Speech is a non-profit project, sponsored by Sweet Briar College, dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by inspirational, influential and contemporary, women from around the world.

State of the Union Addresses and Messages Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
List of State of the Union addresses and messages from all U.S. Presidents, compiled by The American Presidency Project. Page includes research notes above listing of presidents and their addresses (so scroll down a bit for the list).

U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
List of all U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses with dates, names, and locations from the U.S. government's Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

White House Speeches & Remarks Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
List of speeches and remarks by the President, First Lady, and Vice President of the United States, collected by the White House Office of the Press Secretary.

Statistics

Census.gov Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The census bureau website contains the economic census, demographic data, economic indicators, and more.

FedStats Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the federal government.

Ebooks

Google Book Search Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Google Books contains thousands of books that have been digitized. Books under copyright are available as a limited preview only, while books in the public domain are often available in their entirety.

Websites

Google Scholar Unrestricted Resource
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

ProCon.org Unrestricted Resource
ProCon.org's purpose is to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. They research issues that are controversial and important, and attempt to present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent, and primarily pro-con format at no charge.

Silva Rhetoricae Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
A guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric, intended to help beginners, as well as experts, make sense of rhetoric, both on the small scale (definitions and examples of specific terms) and on the large scale (the purposes of rhetoric, the patterns into which it has fallen historically as it has been taught and practiced for 2000+ years).