Disciplines & Professions: Speech Communication
Open Directory's Rhetoric Directory
Focus is on rhetorical study and research throughout different periods of history. Many sites contain e-texts. Related links to competitive debate and writing tips.
Yahoo!'s Public Speaking Directory
Practical links to sites of tips and tools for speechwriting and effective communication.
Block, Eleanor S., and James K. Bracken. Communication and the Mass Media: A Guide to Reference Literature. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1991.
Provides detailed descriptions of reference sources in the communication and media field. Organized by type of source. Also provides an author/title index and a subject index for searching.
Communication Abstracts. Philadelphia, PA: Sage, 1978-.
A comprehensive collection of communication-related publications worldwide. Covers articles, books, and reports from journals and research institutions. Published 6 times annually.
Matlon, Ronald J., ed. Index to Journals in Communication Studies Through 1995. Annandale, VA: National Communication Association, 1997.
Provides the tables of contents for 24 journals in the field. Also includes an author index and a keyword index.
Signorielli, Nancy, ed. Women in Communication: A Biographical Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996.
Extensive essays about forty important women in the field. Provides summary of life and achievements and a critical evaluation and a list of references for each entry.
Watson, James, and Anne Hill. Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies. 5th ed. New York: Oxford UP, 2000.
Alphabetical list of specialized terminology. Aimed at a professional audience. Provides a chronology of important events.
Weiner, Richard. Webster's New World Dictionary of Media and Communications. New York: Macmillan, 1996.
Includes technical terms and popular terminology in the field. A general reference source with brief definitions for an alphabetical list of entries.