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Converged Media

This guide supports the Converged Media program within SMAD as well as general researchers. The Converged Media program is focused on "the delivery of content via multiple media formats such as text, images, audio, video and interactive websites." It includes content creation and distribution. Learn more about SMAD's Converged Media program.




JMU Libraries has many books about the creation, use and influence of media. Find a selection of them listed below.


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Computer Games

Video Games

Carrier GV 1469

Internet Law & Legislation

Carrier HE 7555-7572

Carrier HE 7581-7583

Interactive Multimedia

Multimedia Systems

Virtual Reality

ECL QA 76.575
ECL T 385


Web sites

Web sites Design

World Wide Web

ECL TK 5105.875 .I


Intellectual Property

Carrier KF 2971-3193

Carrier Z 551-656



Journal and Magazine Articles

Converged Media Resources with Articles (from journals)

Search a database to find articles on specific topics.



Legal Research

New Media Law (SMAD 330)

Guide for researching new media and multimedia law cases and topics.

Mass Communication Law (SMAD 370)
Guide for researching mass communication law cases and topics.


Legal Abbreviations & References
Cheat sheet for interpreting legal citations and abbreviations.



Production Resources: Software Help

Finding Software Manuals

JMU Libraries has a large collection of books about specific software and programming, both on the shelves and online. Find all the relevant titles by searching within JMU Library Catalog with the name of the software or the programming language or technique as a subject. Look toward the top of your results for the option to sort by the most recent first.


Subject search:  Cascading Style Sheets

Subject search:  Dreamweaver (computer file)

Subject search:  Flash (computer file)


Safari Tech Books

Safari Tech Books Online is a fully-searchable e-reference library that houses a vast collection of technical books from industry-leading publishers. These titles include software manuals as well as books about Internet design. These titles are included in JMU Library Catalog.

Atomic Learning

Web-based tutorials for more than 110 software applications including Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Photoshop and many more.



Production Resources: Source Files

Digital Juice

Browse JMU Library Catalog to find availability and learn more about digital audio, video and graphic clips from Digital Juice, designed to be reused in digital production work.

Finding Images at JMU

A collection of online resources for finding images, many of which can be used in production projects. This link takes you to the Research Databases & Resources area of our website.


Primary Sources: Interactive Media

JMU Library Catalog Interactive Media Search

Use this prepared search to find some samples of interactive CDs and DVDs within the JMU Libraries' collection.Your results will be sorted by most recent first.



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