Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication Resources (all)
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JMU Libraries' collection of databases and resources with primary source materials. [more info]
 
 
Current News / Controversies
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Full text reports on current and controversial issues in U.S. politics, health care, education, economics... [more info]
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Full text analysis of opposing viewpoints for more than 600 controversial topics in the news... [more info]
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
 
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Articles (from journals)
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A database with broad indexing, including coverage of several technical communication journals. [more info]
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Job seekers: post your resume, search for jobs, create job alerts, and get career news...   [more info]
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Article index focusing on communication/mass media with some full text.
 
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Searchable collection of journals in the communications field.
 
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Searchable full text congressional publications and legislative research. [more info]
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Legal Information
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Full text reports on current and controversial issues in U.S. politics, health care, education, economics... [more info]
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This database contains over 300 scholarly law journals on topics ranging from criminal justice to organized crime... [more info]
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State, federal, and country laws and more. [more info]
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Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
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The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955.  [more info]
Articles (from magazines)
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A searchable full-text database developed through a cooperative effort by academics and others. Contains over 15,000 articles to date. [more info]
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Search the JMU Library Catalog and selected article databases at once! [more info]
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Books / Book Chapters
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Search the JMU Library Catalog and selected article databases at once! [more info]
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JMU Library Catalog is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
Internet
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Safari Books Online is a fully-searchable e-reference library that houses a vast collection of technical books from industry-leading publishers.  Also includes business related books. [more info]
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Safari Business Library addresses today's most important business issues and provides access to the latest IT information... [more info]
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Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [more info]
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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, & Almanacs
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Comprehensive survey of rhetoric, covering theory, history, and practice, with a special emphasis on public speaking, performance, and communication. [more info]
Campus/Remote, PN172.E52 2001
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Searchable online reference collection covering all subjects. [more info]
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Database of full-text scholarly reference books on all subjects. [more info]
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Online collection of encyclopedias, with coverage of gender studies, social issues, and more. [more info]
Campus/Remote, AE5.S244
 
 
Government Information
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Searchable full text congressional publications and legislative research. [more info]
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GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies. [more info]
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Reports & Proceedings
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Job seekers: post your resume, search for jobs, create job alerts, and get career news...   [more info]
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Index and access to full text of all Association for Computing Machinery publications. [more info]
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Searchable full text congressional publications and legislative research. [more info]
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Tests and Test Information
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Research measures you can use for research / instructional purposes, without specific permission... [more info]
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Communication Research Measures: A Sourcebook
Carrier Library Stacks, P91.3 .C62 2004
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Descriptions of behavioral tests and measurements in health fields, psychosocial sciences. [more info]
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Descriptive information and critical reviews of more than 2,000 commercially-available standardized tests. [more info]
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Excellent free index of noncommercial tests found in book-length compilations. Use JMU Library Catalog or Interlibrary Loan to get the book with the test you need. [more info]
 
 
Audio (Music, Spoken word , etc.)
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Index and full text of over 5000 audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches... [more info]
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Music Online is a single cross-searchable platform that includes all of the Alexander Street Press music products to which JMU subscribes. [more info]
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National Jukebox contains over 10,000 historical sound recordings from the Library of Congress music collections.  These recordings have been made freely available in streaming format with permission from Sony Music Entertainment.  Sound content includes popular music, dance music, opera, jazz, speeches, poetry and humor. [more info]
Internet
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Recordings from the American Memory project from folk music to oral history interviews. [more info]
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Videos
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Cross-search video collections from Alexander Street Press from one platform. JMU-licensed content only. [more info]
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Index and full text of over 5000 audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches... [more info]
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Madison Digital Image Database (MDID) contains collections of digital images primarily for the teaching and study of art and art history. Cross-collection search of digital images and videos from selected JMU Digital Collections including Art History, the Breeze, JMU Photography, Madison Art, and Online Video Collection. [more info]
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The latest version of RealPlayer required to view videos.  Click here to download.
Streaming video of news from NBC (1968 to date) and CNN (1995 to date) plus indexing of television network news from all the major networks, 1968 to date. 
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JMU Libraries resource
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VIVA resource
Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia
 
External Web site
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