SUBJECT ENCYCLOPEDIAS provide an overview of a range of topics in communication. Browse any of the following for basic information to get started on a variety of topics.
Encyclopedia of Communication and Information Library Stacks P87.5.E53 2002 (3 vols.)
Articles, with illustrations and bibliographies, on information science and technology, literacy, interpersonal communication, and media topics. Subject Index included.
Encyclopedia of Human Relationships 2009 Online
"Presents up-to-the minute information about how people think, feel and act toward other people with whom they have relationships."
Encyclopedia of Social Networks 2011 Online
This "two-volume encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking."
Handbooks are research oriented (presenting theories, methods, and research topics) or, practice oriented (presenting standards and best practices in the field). They are helpfiul for finding research ideas, presenting the current state of the discipline, and providing a bibliography of relevant books and articles. Sample titles are listed below.
Handbook of Family Communication / edited by Anita L. Vangelisti.
Hodges / Stacks (HQ519 .H36 2013)
Interpersonal Communication [electronic resource] / editors, Mark L. Knapp, John A. Daly.
APA Handbook of Interpersonal Communication / edited by David Matsumoto.
Hodges / Stacks: HM1166 .A65 2010
Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships [electronic resource] / edited by Anita L. Vangelisti and Daniel Perlman.
New Directions in Interpersonal Communication Research / edited by Sandi W. Smith, Steven R. Wilson.
Hodges / Stacks: BF637.C45 N45 2010
The Interpersonal Communication Book / Joseph A. DeVito.
Hodges / Stacks: BF637.C45 D49 2009
Guide to Interpersonal Communication / Joann Baney.
Hodges / Stacks: P94.7 .B36 2004
SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication: Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice / editors, John G. Oetzel, Stella Ting-Toomey.
Hodges / Stacks HM1126 .S24 2013
SAGE Handbook of Gender and Communication / editors, Bonnie J. Dow, Julia T. Wood.
Hodges / Stacks P96.S48 S34 2006
Sage Handbook of Interpersonal Communication / edited by Mark L. Knapp, John A. Daly.
Hodges / Stacks: BF637.C45 I645 2011
Theories of Human Communication / Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 7th ed.
Hodges / Stacks: P90 .L48 2002