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This guide will provide Communication students with information related to Communication, Mass Media & Journalism

Web sites

Before you use a website for your research, it is wise to consider the source. There are many ways to determine if a site contains reliable information. The following criteria can apply to any information you find, not just the web.

Give the CRAAP Test a try!

Currency: The timeliness of the information.

When was the information published or posted?

Has the information been revised or updated?

Is the information current or out-of-date for your topic?






American Rhetoric -a web site that contains a speech bank, video speeches, top 100 speeches and much more. could be used for picking a topic.

NewSeum shows the front pages of the world's newspapers.

US Census Bureau -a wealth of information/statistics on people, industry, geography and more.

AdViews: A Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials -a free digital archive of tv commercials from the 1950's to the 1990's.