Rhetoric of Mass Audiences

Wtr 2012


Phyllis Kayten

Getting Started

  1. Use Reference Sources to jumpstart your research, to get ideas, search terms, context, and more.
  2. Find Books, Journal Titles and Media in Stanford's Online Catalog, SearchWorks.
  3. Find Articles in Selected Databases.
    Note: Stanford subscribes to over 1000 Databases that index articles and books on various topics. Since there are so many databases we recommend a select subset of databases which will give you access to articles in a wide variety of subject areas.

  4. Find Resources on your Course Theme. Click the link(s) below.

Find Networked Rhetoric Resources

Selected Reference Resources and Books to get you started

Suggested Databases for finding articles

  • Sociology: Searchable full-text of 28 journals on consumer culture and various aspects of sociology.
  • PsycINFO: For psychology perspective on your topic.
  • Political science: For Political science and political topics
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Communication studies: For topics on 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.

Selected Journals

Selected Websites

  • Pew Internet & American Life Project(search for "Internet and American Life"): Pew Internet explores the impact of the internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life. The Project is nonpartisan and takes no position on policy issues."
  • Social Media Examiner: "Offering a unique single source of knowledge, the site contains comprehensive articles and videos on how to use the best social media tools, along with original case studies, reviews of the latest industry research and advice direct from the world’s leading experts."
  • Society for New Communications Research: "The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) think tank dedicated to the advanced study of the latest developments in new media and communications, and their effect on traditional media and business models, communications, culture and society."
  • 2010 USC Annenberg Digital Future Study

Crowds and Collective Thinking

Reference materials:

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Suggested Databases:

  • Academic Search Premier - "choose databases" to add: America: History and Life, Left Index, and The Nation.
  • Proquest Social Sciences:scroll down in the Advanced Search page to select databases you can select one or all - PAIS (public policy), Philosopher's Index, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.
  • Sociology

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