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Congratulations to the Communication Department on the launch of the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society!

Excited about the work of the WFI?  Let the library help you with your research!  For instance, if you saw the screening of Coming Off the DL and are interested in learning more about the representation of disabled people in  film and the media, check out The Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Film or Framed: Interrogating Disability in the Media.

Excited for Dr. Emory Woodard’s research on the ethical implications of society’s YouTube searches?  Take a look at these titles on YouTube and Internet videos: An Examination of the Uses and Gratifications of YouTube (thesis) or Video Cultures: Media Technology and Everyday Creativity.

Explore this quick list of books that may be of interest to fans of the Waterhouse Family Institute.

Looking for scholarly journals related to the work of WFI?  Try the Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society or New Media & Society.  For more titles of interest, see this list.

To keep up with current events, check out specialized news services such as Ethnic NewsWatch or GenderWatch.

For socially conscious documentaries, definitely take a look at – stream full length documentaries for free!

As always, see the Communication Subject Guide for even more great resources!


Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian



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Last Modified: November 3, 2010

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