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This guide provides selected resources for the study of Communications. These resources cover communication technology, digital media, and the social and cultural aspects of communication.

The library collections at Berwick Library, Caulfield Library and Matheson Library provide support for teaching and research in Communications

Related subject pages: Public relations; Journalism; Multimedia and digital arts


Contact librarians:
Janet McGarry (Caulfield Library), Penny Presta (Berwick Library), Anne Melles (Matheson Library)

Learning skills advisers
Fiona Patterson (Caulfield Library), Anita Dewi (Berwick Library), Cameron Fuller (Matheson Library)

Useful communications links

The Conversation: An independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

TV News Database is topical, current and relevant. Includes news and current affairs programmes from ABC and SBS. For example the Insiders shown on a Sunday morning is usually available by Tuesday online.Videos work best with the web browser, Internet Explorer

Australian Policy Online (APO) is a wonderful research focused website which includes many new reports on social issues concerning Australia and the world in general. It is updated weekly

Slow TV comprises discussions, debates, lectures on Australian political, social and cultural issues. It is a new median in providing relevant political content, linked to The Monthly magazine

Newsbank   complete full-text content of more than 100 local, regional, and national newspapers. Covers community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded. 90 international titles are also available for searching

Big ideas : talks is a screen space for intellectual, political, cultural and economic debate in Australia. Big Ideas broadcasts an eclectic and provocative selection of the most interesting, challenging and diverse talks events - everywhere from major writers festivals to tiny inner-city bookshops, to universities and institutes across Australia.
All material (digital video and audio files) is taken from: several TV shows a week on ABC1, ABC News 24 and Radio National.

WikiLeaks US Embassy Cables is the site providing access to the 251,287 secret documents released into the public domain