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What is hermeneutics? Are Luhmann, Habermas, and Bourdieu relevant to my assignment? Who has published on social marketing?
Find the answers to all these questions by taking a tour of our most recent acquisition, the online media and communication encyclopedia Medie- og kommunikationsleksikon.
The Medie- og kommunikationsleksikon, published by Samfundslitteratur, is a easy to understand encyclopedia that consists of short articles offering quick introductions to a plethora of topics in media and communication theory.
Find articles on everything from discourse analysis and media planning to risk communication and cognition.
The articles are written in a readily accessible language and include in-text references to related topics which makes multi-faceted exploration possible.
All articles contain references to further relevant readings. Contributors are subjects specialists from Northern Europe and the US, a fact that makes the encyclopedia a viable alternative to both Google and Wikipedia.
When do I need an encyclopedia?
CBS librarians often recommend the use of handbooks and encyclopedic articles in the initial, explorative stages of the information retrieval process as they can help you get a first grasp of a subject field and provide useful insights that can inform the exact demarcation of a problem area and the wording of a research question.
An encyclopedia offers a general understanding of a subject field and oftentimes in a more efficient way than books that are most useful once you have established this basic understanding and as a result are able to conduct very rigorous searches.
Encyclopedia are also useful if you are in need of precise definitions of concepts and if you are just plain curious.
How do I obtain access to Medie- og kommunikationsleksikon?
CBS students and staff enjoy both on- and off-campus access. Others are welcome to use the resource from CBS Library Solbjerg Plads.
Other potentially relevant databases:
Communication and Mass Media Complete – An EBSCO database focusing on media and communication. The database contains a wide range of scholarly journals and is a relevant tool for retrieving articles and literature reviews.
Handbook of pragmatics – online handbook containing in-depth articles on linguistics and pragmatics as well as scholar biographies and an overview of research traditions and methodologies.
Other resources dealing with Communication and Mass Media.