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Marshall McLuhan at 100
Renowned media commentator Paul Levinson, professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University in New York City, shares his recollections of McLuhan and speculates what he would've made of today's media landscape. (42:58)
Frames Fatale: Deconstructing Media Framing of a Female Gang Member Convicted of Murder
Media Studies specialist Aubri F. McDonald at UCLA's 2011 Thinking Gender conference. Thinking Gender highlights graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. (10:40)
Rohrbach Library is a rich source of information in an amazing variety of formats. The library's Web presence serves as a portal to a vast wealth of resources relevant to the peoples of the world.
A search of the online catalog for books on the subject of broadcasting, for example, exposes an intriguing range of possibilities. A click on any title of this extensive list may bring you to a page showing that we have it in several formats: as a printed book and as an e-book, perhaps. Another click from there reveals details about each item.
Be aware that the many search options in the catalog can save you time: you can use Set single limit to restrict your results to only videos, or to only reference books, for example.
When you have specific research interests, catalog searches on your topic can lead you toward sources that speak to them. These sources might include magazines & journals, e-journals, and videos as well as books; all are listed in the online catalog.
Browsing the shelf area of a book that resonates with your interests is a potent discovery technique. The catalog necessarily holds finite information about each book, so a concept that is invisible to a catalog search may well be in a book on the shelves. Sometimes looking through the index of a likely book is the best path to the information you seek.
Google Book Search and the Internet Archive include nearly ten million volumes, with full-text searching. This enables you to find books using key words and phrases, instead of having to rely on titles, authors, or subject terms as is often the case with library catalogs. Many of the books in these two collections are entirely or partially available to read online.