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The EMU Library subscribes to a growing collection of online reference resources which include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, company information, style guides, etc.

This site contains links to over 400 online reference titles, organizes them by discipline, and allows you to browse descriptions of the titles. Disciplines include subcategories. For example, biology includes subcategories for botany, genetics, molecular and microbiology, zoology and animal resources. Multidisciplinary titles are usually listed under multiple disciplines.

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Communication and Journalism

Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media
Provides cross-disciplinary coverage from the fields of psychology, education, media studies and communication, sociology, and public policy. Offers a cross-cultural perspective with contributing authors from around the globe and entries on the media in Europe and Asia. Includes entries covering television, film, video games, the Internet and World Wide Web, magazines, music, and more. Explores complex and difficult topics such as violence, sex, rating systems and warning labels, attention deficit disorder, body image and eating disorders, popular music lyrics, advertising, digital music downloading, parental involvement, policymaking, and child development

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning
This encyclopedia is a resource that provides descriptions, explanations, and institutional and social challenges related to distributed education. We have deliberately chosen the terms distributed education and distributed learning, because they are somewhat broader in scope than related terms such as distance education and online learning.

Encyclopedia of New Media
The Encyclopedia of New Media is the first attempt to comprehensively map the current terrain. Taken together, the encyclopedia's entries constitute an attempt to map the constellation of new media. Particular technologies and artifacts are important; compact discs, the World Wide Web, streaming media, for instance, are of enormous importance to the way new media have developed and have had enormous impacts. At least as important as the “things” of new media is the context in which they are invented and used. A significant portion of the encyclopedia, therefore, examines concepts, contexts, and trends. What is the history of virtual reality? Where did MP3 come from? Who is Douglas Engelbart? Why do these topics matter, what significance do they have in this day and age? Those are the kinds of questions the encyclopedia answers, in clear, jargonfree language.

Encyclopedia of Public Relations
One of the goals of this book is to make the practice of public relations more adequately understood by an array of readers, including the general public. For better or worse, public relations plays a vital role in commerce, nonprofit activities, and the processes of government. Movies such as Wag the Dog give people a shocking view of how people might be able to manipulate the media by manufacturing news that shapes policy—thereby manipulating what people know, think about, and end up doing. That's a lot of power. It must be guided by a strong sense of professionalism and sound ethical principles.

Encyclopedia of Television News
Title: Encyclopedia of television news [computer file] / edited by Michael D. Murray. Publisher: Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1999.

Guide to Publishing in Scholarly Communication Journals
Title: A guide to publishing in scholarly communication journals [electronic resource] / by Mark L. Knapp and John A. Daly. Edition: 3rd ed. Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004. Description: 67 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

How to Pay for Your Degree in Journalism & Related Fields, 2002-2004
Title: How to pay for your degree in journalism & related fields, 2002-2004 [electronic resource] / Gail Ann Schlachter, R. David Weber. Edition: 1st ed. Publisher: El Dorado Hills, CA : Reference Service Press, c2002.

Reporting Handbook
Title: Reporting handbook [electronic resource] / Jerry Schwartz. Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2002. Description: ix, 219 p. ; 24 cm.