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Digital Media & Communication Arts Research Guide: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

This research guide features resources and strategies for finding information and conducting research related to Digital Media & Communication Arts

Library of Congress Subject Headings

The following are suggested subject headings for finding information resources in the Digital Media and Communication Arts fields. Combine any one of these headings with the search field "subject" in the library catalog or an online database to increase the accuracy of your search for that particular topic.  

General communication
Animal communication
Communication—Cross-cultural studies
Communication—Psychological aspects
Communication—Social aspects
Communication—Study and teaching
Communication, International
Multimedia systems
Nonverbal communication
Report writing
Public opinion—United States

Media communication
American newspapers
Broadcast advertising
Communication in marketing
Internet and children
Internet and teenagers
Journalism—Social aspects
Mass media—Social aspects
Motion picture industry
Press—United States
Radio broadcasting—United States
Television broadcasting of news
Violence in television

Interpersonal communication
Attitude change
Body language
Communication in marriage
Communication in small groups
Communication in the family
Conflict (Psychology)
Intercultural communication
Intergenerational relations
Interpersonal communication


Organizational communication
Business communication
Business etiquette
Business writing
Communication in management
Corporate culture
Crisis management
Decision-making, Group
Organizational behavior
Public relations and law

Communication arts
Acting as a profession
Animation (Cinematography)
Art as a profession
Caricatures and cartoons
Comic books, strips, etc
Commercial art
Visual communication

Language and linguistics
Content analysis (Communication)
English language—Business English
English language—Phonetics
English language—Rhetoric
English language—Spoken English
Speech acts (Linguistics)

Religious communication
Christianity and culture
Church and mass media
Communication (Theology)
Journalism, Religious—United States
Public relations—Churches
Religion and the press—United States
Religious institutions—Marketing

Speech communication
Ad hominem arguments
Debates and debating
Forensics (Public speaking)
Oral communication
Persuasion (Rhetoric)
Public speaking
Radio announcing
Television announcing