American Rhetoric - A gateway to
famous and important speeches, maintained by Michael E. Eidenmuller, University
of Texas, Tyler.
Annenberg Public Policy
Center -- Provides Research Findings and Data Sets on topics related to
political communication, information and society, media and children, health
communication, and adolescent risk. Provided by the Annenberg Public
Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Center for Nonverbal Studies
- "Established in 1997, The Center for Nonverbal Studies (CNS) is a private,
nonprofit research center located in Spokane, WA, whose mission is to
advance the study of human communication in all forms other than language
.... The centerpiece of the CNS site ... is The Nonverbal Dictionary of
Gestures, Signs, & Body Language Cues" [S.A. Rollman, CHOICE review,
Library Resources for Communication Studies
Detailed lists of print and electronic resources for Communications.
Developed and maintained by librarians who are members of the
Education and Behavioral Sciences Section of the Association of
College and Research Libraries.
Speech Accent Archive - "With the
assistance of his students and many outside contributors, linguistics
professor Weinberger (George Mason U.) has compiled an extensive collection
of audio clips demonstrating speech accents from around the world" [S.L.
Johnson, CHOICE review, December 2007].
Women's Speeches from Around the World -
Provided by Sweet Briar College.
Film and Television Websites:
Archive of American
Television - In-depth video interviews with TV's greatest legends and
pioneers -- now available online. Browse the interviews by person, show,
topic or profession. Enjoy the site and be sure to visit often -- new
interviews are added regularly. From the American Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.
-- "CineFiles is a database of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase
program notes, newspaper articles, and other documents from the PFA [Pacific
Film Archive] Library's collection. The collection contains documents from a
broad range of sources covering world cinema, past and present. CineFiles
currently includes materials on the films of over 175
directors whose works have been featured in PFA's exhibition program"
[from the Website].
Treasures -- Restored versions of early, rare, and artistic motion
pictures depicting Europe's cultural heritage, politics, and history.
The films come from more than two dozen participating film archives in the
European Union and Russia. Paris-based Lobster Films, which is known
for its film restoration and preservation work, hosts the site, with funding
from several EU partners. (Source of text : H.C. Williams, CHOICE,
Filmsound.org : Learning
Space Dedicated to the Art of Film Sound Design -- A site maintained by
Sven E. Carlsson.
Moving Image Archive -- Contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by
Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily
alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos
are available for free download. Part of the Internet Archive.
Museum of Broadcast
Communications -- Archive contains over 7,000 hours of digitized radio
and television content. Registration (for free) is required for
Native Networks - Online
information about film, video, and radio produced by indigenous people of the
Americas and Hawaii.
Origins of American Animation -- A collection of 21 animated films and 2
fragments, which spans the years 1900 to 1921. The films include clay,
puppet, and cut-out animation, as well as pen drawings. Provided by
the Library of Congress, as part of its American Memory Project.
The Center for Public
Integrity : Investigative Journalism in the Public Interest - "Billing its
work as 'watchdog journalism in the public interest,' this organization and its
site are the antithesis of sound-bite broadcast news .... Projects that other
news organizations cannot -- or will not -- undertake are investigated with
ferocity by staff and a network of journalists.... Another link (Journalist
Ethics, on the dropdown menu at About Us) details the mandatory steps staff must
follow to ensure ethical and accurate reporting; this will be particularly
valuable for journalism students. " -- S. B. DeMasi, CHOICE.
Code of Ethics
-- of the Society of Professional Journalists.
ProPublica -- Publishes investigative
journalism on what they call "truly important stories, stories with 'moral
force.' " ProPublica is a nonprofit organization funded by The Sandler
Television News Archive - "Currently the site offers 850,000 records,
including every ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news broadcast since August 5,
1968 ... Beyond the evening news, the archive has recorded 9,000 hours of
special news-related programming, e.g., presidential press conferences and
that having to do with political campaigns" -- D.A. Schmitt, CHOICE review,
- A search engine for government Web pages, with an emphasis on the Executive
Branch of the Federal Government.
Data.gov - Information and access to data
generated and help by the Federal Government.
- The best movies of the United States
Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the
U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine flix are
available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever. A joint venture
between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.org.
Digital System - Searchable database of Web pages, with an emphasis on
the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government, including Congressional
bills and hearings. Provided by the Government Printing Office.
Thomas - An
easy-to-search source for legislative information, provided by the Library
I-Docs - An online collection of
paper and digital resources selectively chosen from published Idaho
Job & Graduate School Information:
- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor,
CareerOneStop provides job-seekers
with career information, as well as tools to help in a job search.
Idaho Career Information System
- CIS is a division of the Idaho Department of Labor and since 1980 has been
helping people in Idaho with volumes of information about occupations,
postsecondary education, financial aid and finding jobs.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Information on careers from the
Department of Labor.
Learning Express - Each of the
Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses,
eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at
work, or in life. Create a free account for yourself, so that the program
can track your test results.
Test Prep Review -- Free access to
sample questions from many standardized tests, such as graduate school entrance
exams and certification exams.
How to Cite Sources:
and Style Guide - Guidance provided by Purdue
University Online Writing Lab.
APA Citation Style - examples of citations in APA Format for your list of
and Style Guide - Guidance provided by Purdue
University Online Writing Lab.
Citation Style - Guidance provided by the University
of Illinois Writers' Workshop.
Knight Cite -- An automatic generator of citations in either MLA, APA, or Chicago style.
Registering for the service allows you to save citations to generate a
bibliography. A free service provided by the Hekman Library at Calvin College.
Son of Citation Machine -- An
"interactive Web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university
students, their teachers, and independent researchers in their effort to respect
other people's intellectual properties" (from the
Research Paper Help:
Online Writing Lab
- A service of the Humanities Division at LCSC, this center provides
one-on-one advice from other students on improving your papers before
turning them in.
Online Resources for Writers - Links to useful information from colleges and
universities, covering all phases of writing academic essays. Provided by
the Amherst Writing Center.
Calculator - Based on the start date and due date for your assignment,
this calculator will map out benchmarks for completing tasks leading up to
the final paper. It also provides links to other pages with tips on
understanding your assignment, focusing your topic, etc. It was
developed by the library at the University of Minnesota, so a few of its
linked resources are not available to you. But we have many similar
resources available to you on this campus.
Find synonyms for your search terms. An Ask.com service.
Wikipedia : Researching with Wikipedia - A page on the Wikipedia site that
describes the strengths and weaknesses of Wikipedia as a source of information.
It includes this statement: "In all academic institutions, Wikipedia,
along with most encyclopedias, is unacceptable as a major source
for a research paper."