CI - Libary Catalog is the catalog for the John Spoor Broome (JSB) Library. You will search Quicksilver to locate books, electronic books, DVDs, CDs and other items owned by the JSB Library. Articles and journals can be found under the "Journal Articles" tab above.
Offering access to thousands of e-books from trustworthy, academic publishers, this database provides authoritative information across the disciplines, including Language and Literature. Ebrary books can be downloaded to personal computers or devices (except Kindle) after creating a personal account and signing in. They may also be saved in PDF.
CSU Union is the library catalog for the libraries located at all 23 California State Universities. You can search for items and request that they be sent to the John Spoor Broome Library by clicking on the "JSBLink" icon. You will be notified via e-mail once your item is available to pick up.
Worldcat is a library catalog that contains items from libraries worldwide. When you find an item you would like in WorldCat you want to click on the "Libraries worldwide that own this item" link to verify that California State University, Channel Islands is not one of the libraries that owns this item. If you would like to order this item you will need to request it through InterLibrary Loan.
Several resources are available to help CSUCI library users identify peer-reviewed articles. Many of the journals indexed in specialized databases are scholarly but those databases do not tell you whether a journal is peer reviewed or not. To find out if a journal is peer reviewed, ask at the Reference Desk for Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory. Volume 5 of Ulrich’s has a list of "Refereed Serials." While this list is not exhaustive, it is the most complete list available.
If you cannot find the publication listed in Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, you should go the the publication's website. Often times you can determine if a journal is peer-reviewed by looking at their submission process on their website.
Scholarly journals contain articles written by, and addressed to, experts in a discipline. Scholarly journals present the research of experts in a field, although these journals also often carry opinion pieces or even advertisements unique to the field addressed by the journal. Publication cycles vary for scholarly journals, ranging from yearly to monthly but most frequently they are published bimonthly (every other month) or quarterly.
Peer-reviewed journals (also called refereed or juried journals) send submitted articles to one or more experts for review before deciding to publish them. This review process helps ensure that published articles reflect solid scholarship in a field. Most often, the experts reviewing an article make critical comments on the text, comments that the author must incorporate into the article before its publication.
While not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed, it is usually safe to assume that a peer-reviewed journal is also scholarly.
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Academic Search Premier contains journal, magazine and newspaper articles on a broad range of topics
Communication and Mass Media Complete contains articles from the fields of Communication and Mass Media.
Contains various business and technology focused journals, including those geared towards Marketing and Public Relations.
LexisNexis Academic contains news, legal cases and information on companies, countries and people.
GenderWatch contains scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications and books that focus on gender issues.
SAGE offers a wide variety of journals, including the Communications focused Media, Society, and Culture.
These are the newpaper databases available through the John Spoor Broome library that contain current news.
A site featuring hundreds of transcriptions,videos, and audio of famous speeches, definitions of rhetoric, and lists of communication journals.
The CML is an educational organization dedicated to the promotion of media literacy education. Features an overview defining media literacy in the 21st century and educational resources.
Non-profit advocacy coalition that supports the use of media for scholarship, research, and teaching. Its goal is to establish new an innovative ways of tagging and annotating media to create new forms of electronic scholarship. The site features various clips and lectures, which focus on mass media and culture.
A free Humanities database from Iowa State University featuring more than 35,000 works.
Google Scholar provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, articles and abstracts.
A free TED video on what makes great speeches. An interesting video for students wishing for help in their own speeches.
A free guide provided by Microsoft designed to improve Powerpoint presentations.
A guide provided by Purdue University to assist students with creating logical arguments in their writing.
Not all information is equally valuable. Retrieved information, whether from a print or non-print sources, must be carefully examined to determine its usefulness and quality. As the World Wide Web becomes more popular as a source of information for assignments and research papers, it is important to be able to select and critically evaluate the sites you visit.
A Canadian association made up of teachers, librarians, consultants, parents, cultural workers, and media professionals concerned about the impact of the media media on contemporary culture.
The ICA is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching, and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication.
The NCA serves scholars, teachers, and practitioners to advance communication as a discipline that studies all forms, modes, and media.
The RSA considers itself to be an umbrella organization for scholars and teachers who are interested in rhetoric, and the art of effective communication.
Toastmasters International is an organizations of over 270,000 individuals dedicated to improving public speaking and leadership skills.
The WSCA's purpose is to unite people in the Western States who have an academic, lay, or professional interest in communication. Member states include: California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Hawaii.
Need more help?
Stop by the library to look at:
The Chicago Manual of Style
Ref. Z253 .U69 1993
Publication Manual of the American Pyschological Association
Ref. BF76.7 .P83 2001
A Manual for Writers of Term Paper Thesis, and Disserations (Turabian)
Ref. LB2369 .T8 1996
Also see the library "need to cite" page for a guide for assembling your work cited in your paper.
Visit the University Writing Center and take advantage of their services.
What is academic dishonesty?
What happens if I get caught plagiarizing?
Want to know more about the California State University, Channel Islands, policy on academic dishonesty?