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Broadcast TV Resources & Research Guides

August 17, 2010

Research Guides: Television

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Journals/Magazines

Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Communication and media indexes, abstracts and full-text.

Communications & Mass Media Collection Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
From GALE, this is a subject collection derived from the database Academic OneFile. A custom collection of more than 250 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature.

Communication Studies: a SAGE Full-Text Collection Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Communications journals from Sage Publishing covering Journalism, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Studies / Intercultural Communication, Television / Film Studies, Media Studies, Business Communication, Organizational / Management Communication, Written Communication, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies.

ABI/INFORM databases Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Search all three ABI/Inform databases together here, or search one at a time below.  Provides current and historic abstracts and many full-text articles from over 2,800 business and management journals, including hundreds of titles from outside the U.S. Covers finance, management, marketing, operations, accounting, business conditions, sports and business, entertainment, and case studies.

Business Source Premier (Original Interface) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Business topics: management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. SWOT analysis on selected companies.
Note: Also available via Special Business Interface

ProQuest Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Business, humanities, general information, social life, law etc. ABI/INFORM databases, ProQuest Newspapers, Research Library and several others.

Film Literature Index (Archive) Online (1976-2001) Unrestricted Resource
Index to backfiles of citations of film literature including international film, television and video. Citations from 1976 to 2001. There are no plans to update this online resource.
Note: Current citations (2002+) available in print version only: PN 1993 .A1 F4

Film Literature Index (Print)(1973-2004)
Call Number: REF PN1993.A1 F4
Unrestricted Resource
International coverage of film, television and video journals from 1973-2004

PsycARTICLES Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Full-Text of articles from American Psychological Association journals and selected Educational Publishing Foundation journals. Most 1988-present. These same articles are also included in PsycINFO, which is more comprehensive.

SocINDEX with Full Text ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Comprehensive coverage of sociology and related areas of study: criminology & criminal justice, demography,ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions and violence.

Newspapers

LexisNexis Academic Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.

Alternative Press Index Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Index to articles in alternative news sources. Use to research topics that may not be well covered in the mainstream press; 1991 to current.

GenderWatch Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Full-text database containing 140 international publications plus reports, pamphlets, papers and conference proceedings devoted to women’s and gender issues. A repository of materials on gender issues worldwide, the evolution of the women’s movement, and the changes in gender roles over the last twenty years.

Ethnic Newswatch Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Contents include African American, Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian American, European, Jewish, and Native American publications, including the Spanish-language press.

Web Sites

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Worldwide public service broadcaster funded by license fees paid by households in the United Kingdom. The BBC broadcasts radio, television and on the Internet.

Digestible Law: Perkins Coie’s Internet Case Digest Unrestricted Resource
By the law firm Perkins Coie, this site “digests” Internet case law. Use LexisNexis to search for the full case cited.

Eurovision Song Contest Unrestricted Resource
European television show founded in in May,1956. The History tab includes an overview year-by-year or by country.

MIP World Unrestricted Resource
MIP connects the global entertainment content industry through conferences, exhibits, and online communities.

Newslink Unrestricted Resource
Portal to newspapers, radio and t.v. stations, magazines, and international news. Can browse by state or search by city.

On the Media Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains audio
On the Media is a National Public Radio Program that reflects on how the media covered events in the weekly news. It also discusses issues in the media such as freedom of information .

Peabody Awards Unrestricted Resource
Presented annually since 1941 by the Grady College of J&MC at the University of Georgia the Peabody distributes awards to electronic media.

Tech Policy Central Unrestricted Resource
News on the intersection of government policy and technology.

Yahoo! Finance – Telecom Services – Domestic Unrestricted Resource
Information, news and statistical links about the Telecom  industry.

Almanacs & Yearbooks

Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook
Call Number: REF DESK TK 6540 .B582
Unrestricted Resource
Industry overview, news items and a directory of radio, TV, and cable operations. Give markets by DMA, city/state and stations by call letter, etc.

National Center for Media Engagement Unrestricted Resource
“The mission of the National Center for Media Engagement is to ensure public media as essential to building community connections across multiple platforms.” (from About us)

Communication Yearbook
Call Number: P87 .C629
Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Published by the International Communication Association. Approximately 25 state of the art review essays on research and theory from each of the ICA’s divisions and research groups.

The Europa world year book
Call Number: REF DESK JA 51 E85
Unrestricted Resource
Gives descriptive information and overviews on countries around the world. Includes history, politics, economics, education, media (magazines, television, radio, newspapers), etc. Latest at REF DESK. Older editions in General Stacks.

International Television & Video Almanac
Call Number: REF DESK 1992.1 .U55
Unrestricted Resource
This annual reference covers: the year in television &video, biographies, television series, stations & ownership, networks-cable- satellite & wireless, production services, DVD &video distributors, professional organizations, and coverage of the world market. Latest ed. is at the Reference desk. 1957+ (with some gaps) are in General stacks.

Audio Files

Songtitle.Info: Music from TV Commercials Unrestricted Resource
A list to audio files of tv commercials from 1996 to current.

Tellytunes.com Unrestricted Resource
British site that contains TV tile videos, lyrics, radio jingles, and advertisements. Content is not limited to Great Britain; many of the programs are from the U.S.

Bibliographies

Communication Abstracts v. 3 (1980) – v. 27 (2004)
Call Number: PER P87 .C59733
Unrestricted Resource
A bibliography of communication-related articles and books, arranged by subject category in each bimonthly issue. Lacks volume 4. No longer received.

Global Bibliography on Alternative Media Unrestricted Resource
A free online international bibliography by the Alternative Media Global Project.

Military and the Mass Media Unrestricted Resource
Bibliography compiled July 2005 by Terry Kiss, Bibliographer, Air University Library, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.

Biographical Information

Biography Resource Center + Complete Marquis Who’s Who Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Biographical information on people worldwide throughout history across all disciplines.

Blogs

Communication & Legal Studies: Keep me Posted @ IC Library Unrestricted Resource
Blog of legal, communication, and library news in service to the programs in the Park School of Communications and Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

In Media Res Unrestricted Resource
A MediaCommons Project. This academic blog by the Institute for the Future of the Book (Annenberg Center for Communication at USC) and the MacArthur Foundation promotes discourse by posting 30 second clips by media scholars.

Media Law Prof Blog Unrestricted Resource
Blog edited by Christine Corcos, Associate Prof. of Law, LSU, that posts legal news in media law.

TV By the Numbers Unrestricted Resource
Blog by Bill Gorman and Robert Seidman that collects and explores TV ratings data.

Companies

Insight Research Corporation Unrestricted Resource
Market research for the telecom industry.

Nielsen Unrestricted Resource
Measures audiences for television and other media markets.

SNL Kagan Unrestricted Resource
Company that provides news, forcasts, and financial information to the communications and media industry.

TVtracker.com Unrestricted Resource
Company that researches competitive television development and programming.  Some information is members only but there is a “Free Area”.

Consumer Information

Hear Us Now: Consumer voice for communications choice Unrestricted Resource
Consumer website focused on the communications industry: internet, TV & Radio, Cable & Satellite, phones & cell phones, and media ownership.

Dictionaries

Critical dictionary of film and television theory
Call Number: REF PN 1993.45 .C75 2001
Unrestricted Resource
Definitions related to film and television theory

Dictionary of mass communication & media research : a guide for students, scholars and professionals
Call Number: REF P87.5 .D449 2005
Unrestricted Resource
Covers over 1,400 terms in United States mass media history. Includes legal terms, companies, theories, new media topics, etc.

Dictionary of the Social Sciences Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The over 1,800 entries in this dictionary contains definitions and biographies of major figures. Entries span from classic to modern theories and include major issues and methodologies.

Directories

Bacon’s TV/Cable Directory
Call Number: Ref. HE 8700.8 .B33
Unrestricted Resource
Lists television stations by geography and national cable networks by name, and contains an index of TV/Cable programs by title. Information for each station or network includes a home page address, a short profile, and extensive contacts.

Business and Company Resource Center Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only bcrc_handout.pdf Some full text available
Includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. Coverage is from 1980 to the present.

Hollywood Creative Directory
Call Number: REF PN1998 .A1 H58
Unrestricted Resource
A directory of the motion picture industry including producers and directors. Current year only.

International Television & Video Almanac
Call Number: REF DESK 1992.1 .U55
Unrestricted Resource
This annual reference covers: the year in television &video, biographies, television series, stations & ownership, networks-cable- satellite & wireless, production services, DVD &video distributors, professional organizations, and coverage of the world market. Latest ed. is at the Reference desk. 1957+ (with some gaps) are in General stacks.

SRDS Media Solutions Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Access to publications with information about advertising rates and deadlines, editorial or programming content, circulation, links to online media kits, Web sites, audit statements, and other basic information for a variety of advertising media: radio, business magazines, consumer magazines, direct mailings, out-of-home (billboards, airports, etc.) and interactive (Internet). This source is designed for the media buyer, but also is helpful for identifying target audiences.

Television & cable factbook
Call Number: REF TK6540 .T463
Unrestricted Resource
Lists cable and television stations by geographic area. Shows coverage area maps, DMA information including # of households with cable and television. Programming offered by cable companies, etc. 4 volumes. Library retains current edition only.

World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH)
Call Number: REF TK6540 .W67
Unrestricted Resource
A directory of global broadcasting (radio and television) now in its 60th year of publication. Arranged alphabetically by country.

E-books

ebrary Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Over 45,000 full-text ebooks on business & economics, education, technology, humanities, life & physical sciences, law & politics, medicine, social & behavioral sciences, language & literature, and career guidance. Approximately 175 ebooks are single-user access titles; all other ebooks support multiple-user simultaneous use.

The business of media distribution : monetizing film, TV, and video content / Jeff Ulin. Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Burlington, MA : Focal Press, c2010.

Children, Young People and Media Globalisation. Yearbook 2002 Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Nordicom, 2002, 262 p. Editors: Cecilia von Feilitzen, Ulla Carlsoon. From the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth & Media. This yearbook is available in PDF format.

Film and Television Collections in Europe: The MAP-TV Guide Unrestricted Resource
A-Z guide by country to film and tv archives. Some pages omitted from the Google Book preview.

Finding the Right Place on the Map: Central and Eastern European Media Change in a Global Perspective Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Intellect Books, 2008. Edited by Karol Jakubowicz and Miklos Sukosd.  Online book compares media systems in post-Communist Countries. Search Intellect Books by the title to find it. Chapters can be accessed in pdf format.

Insider\’s guide to independent film distribution Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
by Stacey Parks. Focal Press/Elsevier, 2007.

OECD Communications Outlook 2009 Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
OECD, Sept. 2009. Communications Outlook reports on the communications industry of member countries. Available free in PDF format.

OECD Information Technology Outlook 2008 Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Downloadable as a PDF. 350 pages. TOC: Chapter 1. The IT Industry: Recent Developments and Outlook; Chapter 2. Globalisation of the IT Sector; Chapter 3. ICT Research and Development and Innovation; Chapter 4. Broadband and ICT Access and Use by Households and Individuals; Chapter 5. Digital Content in Transition; Chapter 6. Economic Implications of Broadband; Chapter 7. ICT Policy Developments; Annex. Methodology and Definitions

Regulation, Awareness, Empowerment. Young People and Harmful Media Content in the Digital Age Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Nordicom, 2006, 286 p. E-book from the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth & Media. PDF format.

Television across Europe: Regulation, Policy and Independence Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Eumap.org, 2005. There are updates to this survey by the EU Monitoring and Advocacy program at mediapolicy.org. Available in PDF format. EUMAP is a programme of the Open Society Institute, a Soros Foundations network.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Television Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Published by the Museum of Broadcast Communications, this resource includes nearly 1,000 entries covering all aspects of television. Articles are signed and contain photos as well as bibliographic references.

Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2007 Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
McFarland, 2009.

Television cartoon shows: an illustrated encyclopedia, 1949 through 2003
Call Number: REF PN1992.8 .A59 E74 2005
Unrestricted Resource
2nd ed., McFarland & Co., 2005.

Television variety shows : histories and episode guides to 57 programs
Call Number: REF PN1992.8 .V3 I56 2006
Unrestricted Resource
McFarland, 2006.

Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Scholarly overview of international media topics. Covers all media types (advertising, books, Internet, etc.) & media outlets (radio, television, etc.). Provides history, theory, and topical issues such as ethics, reporting of disasters, and copyright.

Encyclopedia of American Journalism
Call Number: REF PN4855 .E53 2008
Unrestricted Resource
A to Z encyclopedia that covers journalism associations, history, practice, key individuals, laws and legislation, broadcast stations and major papers, and technology.

Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film
Call Number: REF PN1995.9.D6 E53 2006
Unrestricted Resource
International in scope, this 3 volume set contains over 800 entries and 200 film stills. Entries cover film makers, films, themes, styles, techniques, and production companies.

History of the Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Taylor & Francis, 1998 via Communication & Mass Media Complete.

Mass media : a chronological encyclopedia of television, radio, motion pictures, magazines, newspapers, and books in the United States
Call Number: REF P92 .U5 H77 1987
Unrestricted Resource
Garland Publ, 1987.

Government Information

GPO Access Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Government Printing Office site. Links to official U.S.government documents such as the U.S. Code (USC) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Search the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications in the middle of the homepage to find Congressional hearings, reports, etc.

Thomas – Legislative Information Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Database of United States legislative information including: bills, resolutions, the Congressional Record, treaties, Committee Reports, Public Laws, Roll Call Votes, etc.

United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
U.S. government agency that regulates radio, television, wire, satellite and cable communications. The site includes: headline news, links to bureaus and offices (such as the Office of General Counsel / Court Filings), Public Comments page, an online Complaint form, a Consumer Center, Rules and Regulations (CFR title 47), etc.  Most recently, the FCC links to Broadband.gov, a separate page addressing the National Broadband Plan and FFC.gov/data (an online clearinghouse for data sets).

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Executive department rules codified from the Federal Register.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Unrestricted Resource
Bureau of the US Dept. of Commerce that advises the president on telecommunications policies.

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The GAO investigates and reports on the use of government funds for Congress. Full text copies of the reports are available by searching the site.

Open CRS: Congressional Research Report for the People Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides background reports to Congress yet they were not distributed to government document collections. Citizens had to write their Congressional representatives to obtain copies. The Open CRS site has indexed and posted copies of these valuable documents.

Europa : European Union On-Line Unrestricted Resource
Gateway to European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Go to the Documents tab to connect to EUR-LEX (E.U. Law), the Bulletin of the E.U., and other agency materials.

European Audiovisual Observatory Unrestricted Resource
Based in France, this Council of Europe (COE) organization collects information on European Audiovisual data, trends, and policy.

Europe\’s Information Society Unrestricted Resource
European Union thematic portal on information society and media and policies (audiovisual, copyright, digital libraries, internet, etc.).

Ofcom : Office of Communications Unrestricted Resource
Ofcom reports to the UK Parliament but is independent of the UK Government. They are charged to follow the legal duties defined by the UK Communications Act of 2003.

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Unrestricted Resource
UN agency on communication technology.

UNESCO Communications and Information Sector Unrestricted Resource
UNESCO’s CI sector provides resources and information to communication issues worldwide. Programs include: International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and Information for All Program (IFAP). Issues include: access to information, capacity building, content development, freedom of expression, media development, and memory of the world. Users can sign up for the CI Weekly News for updates.

Handbooks & Guides

BBC News: Country Profiles Unrestricted Resource
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives. Contain information on the different types of press available in the country.

Docuseek Unrestricted Resource
Index of independent and educational documentary films.

Producers’ Guide to Digital Rights Management Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
An online document prepared by California Newsreel to assist media with understanding digital distribution. The document is presented from the perspective of a distributor and reflects that point of view.

Broadcast News handbook : Writing, Reporting & Producing in a Converging Media World
Call Number: REF PN4784 .T4 T76 2007
Unrestricted Resource
(3rd ed. 2007). This handbook covers news writing, interviewing, story forms, TV production, convergence issues, etc.

Columbia Journalism Review (CJR): Who Owns What Unrestricted Resource
An online guide to major media companies and what stations or papers they own. For a more comprehensive directory, see: LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations in the library REF HG4057 .A2899.

epguides.com Unrestricted Resource
Episode Lists for over 4000 TV shows. Each list displays only titles and airdates, in most cases the episode title is a link to the page for that episode at TV.com, where there is more information such as guest stars and a plot summary.

Legal Guide to Broadcast Law and Regulation
Call Number: Ref KF 2805 .L44
Unrestricted Resource
Is designed to give the broadcaster a more comprehensive analysis and understanding of the many rules, regulations, and laws that effect broadcasters in their day to day operations.

Media and American Courts: a reference handbook
Call Number: REF KF 9223.5 .A9154 2004
Unrestricted Resource
by S.L. Alexander. ABC-CLIO, 2004.

Media in Europe: the Euromedia Research Group Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
A-Z country guide to European media.

TV Guide
Call Number: Periodicals PN1992.3 .U5 T12
Unrestricted Resource
Popular magazine that lists television shows and industry stories. Library has v.22, no. 1 (1974) to current. Bound volumes are in Periodicals (4th floor) and current issues are in to Pop Periodical section near the reference desk.

World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH)
Call Number: REF TK6540 .W67
Unrestricted Resource
A directory of global broadcasting (radio and television) now in its 60th year of publication. Arranged alphabetically by country.

Images

Early Visual Media Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
by Thomas Weynants, independent scholar. A Pictorial Media Archeology covering pre-cinema, photography, early film, and television.

Local

CRETV, Center for Research on the Effects of Television Unrestricted Resource Some full text available

Newspapers–International

Eufeeds Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
News feeds from 300 European newspapers, organized by country

Imooty Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
European news navigator

Organizations

Benton Foundation Unrestricted Resource
The Benton Foundation works to ensure that media and telecommunications serve the public interest and enhance our democracy. (description from the website)

Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Cable network profiles, schedules, and other information. Weekly ratings reports provide a summary of the past week’s primetime and total day ratings audience data across various viewing sources.

Center for Democracy & Technology Unrestricted Resource
Organization that advocates for an open, innovative and free Internet.

Council for Research Excellence (CRE) Unrestricted Resource
Examines the knowledge and practice of audience research method for advertisers, agencies, and other media professionals.  The Council includes Nielsen Media Research and its clients.  Documentation is available under the Committees tab.

Digital Due Process Unrestricted Resource
A coalition of privacy advocates including think tanks, companies and organizations.

European Broadcasting Union (EBU-UER) Unrestricted Resource
An association of national broadcasters that promotes the exchange of audiovideo content.  Publications include: EBU viewpointEBU Technical, and various strategic reports Topical issues include reports on specific issues under the categories of: Cultural diversity, sports, copyright, and DRM.  The EurovisionTV page includes tabs on: Music &Dance, Children &Youth, Fiction, Entertainment, Documentary, Science &Education, etc.

INPUT Unrestricted Resource
INPUT(International Public Television) is a screening conference for public television shows.  One associate member, Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain), holds the INPUT Archive.  This archive collects screened programs from 1978 until today

International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Unrestricted Resource
Worldwide professional organization in the field of communication research (more About IAMCR). They have compiled a list of Open Access Journals in the field of communications.

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) Unrestricted Resource
Founded in 1977, the NYWIFT is a nonprofit member organization for professional women in film, television and the media.

Parents Television Council Unrestricted Resource
“A non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment” — website

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) Unrestricted Resource
A coalition of health care professionals, educators and parents who advocate against children’s’ exposure to commercialism through marketing. There are almost 30 member organizations.

Center for Digital Democracy Unrestricted Resource
Advocates for the public regarding the emerging digital communications landscape.

Center for Social Media (CSM) Unrestricted Resource
School of Communication, American University. CSM is an organization that uses media for social action. The site includes many free documents including the Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair UseCode of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication, Honest Truths: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges in Their Work, Code of Best Practices for Sustainable Filmmaking, and Clipping Our Own Wings: Copyright and Creativity in Communication Research. See the “Documents” page for additional resources.

Center for the Study of the Public Domain Unrestricted Resource
Duke Law site devoted to promoting global understanding of public domain issues. Includes the graphic novel Bound by Law that explores a filmmaker’s exploration of copyright for a documentary film.

Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) Unrestricted Resource
A unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. that offers guidelines for advertising messages to young children.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Unrestricted Resource
Created by Congress in 1967 to ensure public aceess to non-commercial educational programming.

COST-A20 : Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research’s page concerning the Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe.

Democracy Now! Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Independent news program hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

Denver Open Media (DOM) Unrestricted Resource
Oganization that trains and disseminates citizen media video.  Here is their vision statement.

freepress Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Organization that advocates for media reform.

Emmy Awards Official Database (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awards database. Search for actor, program, network, or award category.

European Television History Network (ETHN) Unrestricted Resource
Research network of scholars, archivists, and institutions that research the history of television in Europe.

Independent Unrestricted Resource
Organization devoted to promote independent grass-roots media. The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers disbanded then merged its content with Independent Media Publications in 2007. The Learn tab contains advice and guidance for Indy filmmakers.

Independent Television Service (ITVS) Unrestricted Resource
Brings independently-produced broadcast news programs such as the [I]ndependent Lens program to the world.

International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth & Media Unrestricted Resource
Located at NORDICOM, Goteborg University, Sweden, the Clearinghouse collects research on children and the media worldwide. Some books are free online; also check the library’s catalog.

International Documentary Association Unrestricted Resource
Organization founded in 1982 to support documentary nonfiction media production worldwide. Publishes Documentary Magazine.

Interactive Television Research Institute (ITRI) Unrestricted Resource
Educational Institute at Murdoch University, Australia, that teams academics with renowned commercial sponsors to produce reports, news, and study opportunities.

Just Media Unrestricted Resource
Promotes media about social justice issues.

Media Channel Unrestricted Resource
A media watch group that examines the policial, social and cultural impacts of the media.  They work with over 1,000 global affiliates interested in media issues. The site includes an Affiliate Directory.

Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) Unrestricted Resource
Nonprofit clearinghouse to monitor developments on the First Amendment, libel laws, privacy, and other areas. The Public Resources tab includes libel FAQs, the MLRC bulletin, Articles and Reports, MLRC 50 State Survey, and news. Online Resources include: Lawsuits Against Bloggers, Reporters\’ Privilege, State FOI Laws.

Media Matters for America Unrestricted Resource
Progressive news monitoring organization.

Media Rating Council (MRC) Unrestricted Resource
Organization that audits and accredits media ratings companies.

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Unrestricted Resource
Trade association supporting the motion picture, home video &television industry. Site include statistics, anti-piracy information, and a description of the film ratings system.

National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) Unrestricted Resource
Advocates organization for independent media arts.

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Unrestricted Resource
Trade association of television and radio broadcasters founded in 1923

National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Unrestricted Resource
Membership association for members of the global television industry that provides events, information and networking opportunities.

Native Networks Unrestricted Resource
Initiated by the Smithsonian\’s National Museum of the American Indian, this site is a guide to media produced by people in Hawaii and the Americas.

Online Publishers Association Unrestricted Resource
Trade association, “dedicated to representing high-quality online content providers before the advertising community, the press, the government and the public.”

Paley Center for Media Unrestricted Resource
With Museums in both Los Angeles and New York City, the Paley Center for Media preserves and promotes radio, television and advertising history through events, screenings, lectures, and workshops. They collect programming, not artifacts. Formerly known as The Museum of Television & Radio.

Radio-Television News Directors Association & Foundation (RTNDA) Unrestricted Resource
International association for news directors and electronic journalists. Provides conferences, news, and resources to professionals providing information through the electronic media. The RTNDF is the the “educational arm” of the association.

Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Unrestricted Resource
Professional organization of college and university educators who study the history and creation of film, television and media. Publisher of the Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use in Teaching for Film & Media Educators.

Women in Film & Video (D.C.) Unrestricted Resource
Advocacy organization for women and the media. Holds events and an annual Screenwriters\’ Conference.

Primary Sources

Court Opinions from the FCC Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Chronological list of court filings from the Office of the General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission. Links to fulltext of FCC briefs and recent court opinions.

Documents of American broadcasting
Call Number: REF KF2804 .D6 1984
Unrestricted Resource
Key documents including: The Wireless Ship Act of 1910; The Radio Act of 1912; The Radio Act of 1927; The Mayflower Doctrine (1941); The Fairness Doctrine (1949); The Red Lion case (1969); the Communication Act of 1934, etc.

FCC & FRC Reported Cases Unrestricted Resource
Cases involving the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) and/or the FRC (Federal Regulatory Commission). Lists of cases and their citations, some with links. 1928-current with a lag of a few years.

LexisNexis Academic Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.

Library of American Broadcasting Unrestricted Resource
University of Maryland Libraries archival collection of audio-video recordings, broadcast transcripts, pamphlets, periodicals, photos and other materials focusing on the history of broadcasting. Originally part of the NAB from 1972-1994.

Media Law reporter
Call Number: REF KF2750 .A513
Unrestricted Resource
Covers new cases for radio, television, and journalism. Updated weekly. Bound cases from v.1 1977-

United states code congressional and administrative news (USCCAN)
Call Number: REF KF48 .U58
Unrestricted Resource
Contains public laws, legislative histories, executive messages and orders, administrative regulations, lists of committees, indexes & tables, for each session of Congress. Library has 1952+ (lacks 1961, 1963, 1965-66).

Simply Scripts Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Links to free, downloadable scripts for current, classic, and soon-to-be-released movies.  Also includes scripts for television, radio, plays, and musicals.

Publishing

Center for Journal Ranking (CJR) Unrestricted Resource
Provides journal rankings by category or journal title. Registered users are provided full access.

Eigenfactor.org Unrestricted Resource
Eigenfactor.org ranks the influence of journals – journals are considered to be influential if they are cited often by other influential journals. Used by the academic community to assess the value of research.

Google Scholar Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from broad areas of research. Supports cited reference searching. Includes recent or unpublished work that hasn’t been indexed in other databases.  Each Google search citation will include a link to the full-text resource provided by the IC Library, when available.

Reviews

metacritic.com Unrestricted Resource
Website that collates reviews from respected publications and applies an average score to the following categories: Movies, DVDs, TV shows, Music and Video Games.

Statistics/Data

Alexa: the web information company Unrestricted Resource
Alexa provides data such as rankings on websites.  Users can insert a URL and click “Lookup Sites” to view data.  The “Top Sites” tab has three viewing tabs: Global, By Country, and By Category.

CPANDA (Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Archives data on arts, media, and cultural policy.

Statistical Yearbook (European Audiovisual Observatory)
Call Number: REF HE8700.9 .E8 S72
Unrestricted Resource
European Audiovisual Observatory, Council of Europe, 2008.  3 volumes. The library acquires new editions every few years.

International Television & Video Almanac
Call Number: REF DESK 1992.1 .U55
Unrestricted Resource
This annual reference covers: the year in television &video, biographies, television series, stations & ownership, networks-cable- satellite & wireless, production services, DVD &video distributors, professional organizations, and coverage of the world market. Latest ed. is at the Reference desk. 1957+ (with some gaps) are in General stacks.

Media Cloud Unrestricted Resource
Data tool from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard that visulizes the flow of the media.

Media Research Hub Unrestricted Resource
This project of the Social Science Research Council contains links to data, grants, events, people and news in the field of media research (media ownership, radio, television, localism, FCC, etc.). Data sets are free of charge. Users can create an account and receive alerts.

MRI+ (MediaMark Reporter) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
A tool for market research, with information on demographics, product and brand usage. Provides summary tables of key audience and product data from a national sample of adults (18 years an older). To use this database you must create an account using your valid IC email address and create a password. Validate your account through the e-mail they send you. After you login select Mediamark Reporter at the bottom of the page.
Note: MRI is not compatible with Mac platform at this time.

NationMaster Unrestricted Resource
A central data source and handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.  Use the search form to generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics.

Nielsen TV Ratings from Zap2IT Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Ratings for various cable, syndicated, and sports programs on television. Data can be viewed weekly or by season and sorted by total households or total viewers.

Statemaster.com Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Compilation of data from several sources. Users can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of state statistics and comparisons.

Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Non-for-profit organization that promotes local television stations to advertisers. The \”Research Central\” page provides some market and consumer data (some data is for members only).

TV Dimensions
Call Number: REF HE 8700.8 .T917
Unrestricted Resource
Covers a wide variety of topics having to do with television viewership and programming including advertising, revenue, trends in viewing, etc. Published annually. Library retains 3 years in Reference.

U.S. Census Bureau Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Social, demographic and economic information. Includes the American FactFinder resource. USA Counties is a subdvision that contains over 6,500 data items.

TVEyes Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
TV video monitoring search engine finds streaming news from the US, UK, Canada, Australia; it includes the Al Jazeera network. CNN and Reuters News video predominate.

Transcripts

LexisNexis Academic Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.

Newspaper source Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers; full text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc.

TV Stations

ABC News Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Network site

Al Jazeera: Creative Commons Repository Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Footage released by Al Jazeera network under a Creative Commons license. As of October 2009 the repository contains Arabic and English video footage from the war on Gaza.

Free Speech TV Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video
Independent and publically supported television that promotes civic engagement. More about Free Speech TV.

Link TV Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Broadcasts programs to educate and motivate viewers to become engaged in the world.  More about Link TV.

BBC Motion Gallery Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
BBC programming (over 70 years) and CBS News footage.

C-SPAN Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Non-profit corporation funded by cable and satellite affiliates that provides public access to daily political events such as congressional debates.  See also: C-SPAN’s Video Library (programs from 1987+),

CBS News Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Network site

Cable News Network (CNN) Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Network site

Current TV Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Established in 2005, Current TV is a leading cable and satelite television network.  News and information programming is produced and programed by its youth audience.  This is the networks interactive web platform.  Al Gore is the Chairman.  Regular programs include: SuperNews (animated sketch series), infoMania (media analysis), Rotten Tomatoes Show (video criticism), Vanguard Journalism (investigative reports worldwide), Max and Jason: Still Up (trends), & Current Virals.

MSNBC Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Network site

NBC Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Network site

Television News Archive (Vanderbilt University) Unrestricted Resource
Index to television news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN as well as special events coverage. Users must register prior to searching. Tapes can be borrowed for a fee paid by the requestor. 1989+

Video

AdViews (Duke University) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
Over 1,500 historic TV commercials from the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History in the Duke University Special Collections Library.  As of fall 2009, the majority of advertisements are from the 50s and 60s.  More ads, up to the late 80s will be available by the end of 2009.  Requires iTunes software.

American Memory: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915 Unrestricted Resource
150 digitized films from the Library of Congress. Includes agricultural, industrial and recreational activities of Americans from 1894-1915.

Educational Video on Demand – Annenberg Foundation Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video
Free video-on-demand education resources in the arts, sciences, and social sciences. Sign up is required for first-time users.

Jaroo Unrestricted Resource
[Beta 11/09] Free children’s television cartoons from Cookie Jar Entertainment.

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Unrestricted Resource
Peer reviewed online materials for teaching and learning. Indexes, defines, and links to online materials on the web.

PBS Video Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Streaming video from PBS including American Experience, Masterpiece, FRONTLINE, NOVA, and many others.

Prelinger Archives Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Over 48,000 films, over 90 old time radio audio clips, 2,000 game videos, 250 independent news clips and much more (including educational films, advertisements and industry films)

AOL Video Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Video search portal. Users can also upload their own video or browse by: category (sports, music, television), channels (MTV, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, etc), & TV Shows A-Z. This is the only portal that offers streaming ABC television programs. NBC and FOX programs stream from Hulu.

Babelgum Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Free (ad supported) international film and television site that streams through Internet.

BBTV Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Blinkx television distribution site that fuses TV with the internet. Requires a download. Currently (4/08) for Windows only.

Blinkx Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Video search engine.

CBS Video Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
An ad-supported video channel from CBS.

Forum Network Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Free video lectures from PBS and NPR.

Hulu Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Video distribution site of News Corp and NBC Universal. Available in beta Oct. 2007. Partner of NBC, AOL, Comcast, MSN, MySpace and Yahoo!

IndiePix films Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Online collection of independent films.

Jaman Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Streams international and independent films.

Joost Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Television, music, and video distribution online. Contains over 40,000 that may viewed for free of charge. Users must register.

Google Video Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Video search engine.

Hobnox Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video Resource contains audio
International entertainment media site where artists can submit their projects. Streaming video can be slow at times. [beta 4/08].

The Mike Wallace Interview Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Collection of broadcasts from the the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. Interviews from the the early 1960s broadcast features leading senators, artists, and politicians from the period.

Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC): Archives Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Located in Chicago, the MBC provides publications, events, a searchable archive, and a Radio Hall of Fame to preserve and protect the history of radio and television. MBC’s archives includes television and radio programming, commercials and images.  Users must register for a free account.  Check the Digital File Available box to retrieve fulltext.

Open Vault (WGBH) Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Free online streaming video of historically significant videos produced by WGBH. Includes transcripts.

OVGuide : Online Video Guide Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Video search engine that features movie and television sites for browsing. Users can also browse categories.

SnagFilms Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
[Beta 9/08] Full length commercially supported documentary films that can be streamed anywhere on the web. Currently includes 300 documentaries.

Tellytunes.com Unrestricted Resource
British site that contains TV tile videos, lyrics, radio jingles, and advertisements. Content is not limited to Great Britain; many of the programs are from the U.S.

Truveo Unrestricted Resource
Video search engine. Provides tabs for sports, entertainment, music, movies, etc.

TV Guide: Online Video Guide Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Video portal that contains current tv clips, search engine, browse by genre, commercials, etc. Search by date, genre, and/or network.

tv.com Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
CBS Interactive online content portal for streaming tv shows.

Veoh Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
TV site that is unique for its inclusion of Disney’s ABC TV shows such as Lost, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Ugly Betty. Additionally: ESPN programs, Anime, and some gaming videos are included. Some videos are from sourced from Hulu.

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