Useful Websites

The following are external websites that may be useful to FIMS Graduate students. They are organized alphabetically by program.

Media in Journalism & Communication

Associated Press Media Editors US and Canadian Associations.

Canada 411 Canadian telephone directory.

Canadian Association of Broadcasters Professional industry association that represents programming services – including private television and radio stations and networks, specialty, pay and pay-per-view TV services.

Canadian Communications Foundation: History of Canadian Broadcasting “comprehensive information resource on the history of broadcasting.”

JournalismNet Research tools and links for journalists.

McGraw Hill News Journalism Sources Links to general media sources, newspaper, radio, film, sounds, and images.

Megasources Ryerson’s links to experts and “basic stuff.”

Newspapers Canada Represents Canadian daily newspapers and the public in the areas of public policy, marketing and member services.

Power Reporting Loads of free research tools for journalists.

Reporter.orgJournalism associations, online news service resources, etc.

Statistics Canada Information on Canadian social and economic statistics.

Library & Information Science

American Libraries Buyers GuideThis is a product guide for libraries.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions “global voice of the library and information profession.”

IPL2 A merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) with Librarian’s Internet Index (LII) to provide a well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected Internet sources.

Librarian.Net “Putting the rarin’ back in librarian.”

Libraries Today Takes a look at the history of Canadian libraries and librarians, specifically in Ontario. A blog updated by L.D. Bruce of University of Guelph.

Library Juice Current awareness service for librarians and LIS students.  Much of the material has a social responsibilities or intellectual freedom focus. It is not a discussion list but a digest of material from a variety of sources.  This site is now a blog.

Library Media & PR Tips and tools for library communicators.

LSC  (Library Services Centre) One of Canada’s largest providers of bibliographic material to libraries. Nationally, LSC would rank in the top 5 book wholesalers to libraries, and would be number 1 or 2 as a supplier to public libraries. LSC serves more than 200 institutions.”

Media Studies

Media History Digital Library Takes an historical look at media trends and practices.

New Media Studies.comRelates to the study of new media, with a particular focus on the web.

Theory.org.uk “Social theory for fans of popular culture.  Popular culture for fans of social theory.”

Voice of the Shuttle Hosted by the University of California, Voice of the Shuttle is a portal of links to a variety of sources on media theory, history and more.