Wednesday, July 01, 2009

International Encylopedia of Communications Available Online

The International Encylopedia of Communications is now available online to the Penn community. You can find it posted on the Annenberg Library home page under "Other E-Resources." The library also subscribes to the print version but the great thing about IEC online in addition to it being available 24/7 and more easily searchable, is that it's "alive." Editors anticipate several updates a year with new articles and features.

Jointly published with the International Communications Association, IEC is the definitive reference work for the field. Features include: 1,339 newly-commissioned A-Z entries, divided into 29 editorial areas representing major fields of inquiry, each of which is headed by a leading expert in the field, sophisticated cross-referencing and search facilities and a lexicon by subject area, and advanced search capabilities. Editorial areas include communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and intergroup communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology.

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