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Communication-related web sites

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Canadian Broadcasting and Telecommunications

For Canadian news media see Canadian news media on the Journalism subject guide.

New Media:

U.S. and International Broadcasting and Telecommunications

U.S. news media see U.S. News Media on the Journalism subject guide.

Film and Video

See also our video streaming databases

Sound Archives
  • CBC Archives
    A selection of CBC radio and television audio and video clips from the archives of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Organized by topic, with contextual notes.
  • Les archives de Radio-Canada
    A selection of radio and television audio and video clips from the archives of Radio-Canada.
  • Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound recordings
  • Enregistrements Sonores
    From the Bibliotheque Nationale du Quebec, 2000 recordings online, indexes include chronologically from 1900 to 1952, by composer, performer, genre and record label.
  • Phonotheque Quebecoise: Musee du Son
    A sound archive for Quebec. Includes resources (texts and bibliographies) on the history of sound, music and radio in Quebec and real audio sound clips from French and English language radio stations.
U.S. and International
  • Recorded Sound Reference Center
    From the Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
  • British Library, National Sound Archive
    The catalogue of the British Library Sound Archives. A very limited number of soundtracks are available for listening online. To find these do a keyword search on "virtual nsa".
  • American Rhetoric
    Includes an impressive array of audiofiles of recorded media divided into categories including, the Online Speechbank, Figures in Sound, Movie Speeches, the Rhetoric of Post 911.
  • Media History Digital Library 
    Resource features millions of pages of books and magazines from the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound.
  • UC Berkley Lectures and Events
    Includes some interesting audio clips of prominent people who have spoken at Berkley including Noam Chomsky, Margaret Mead, Malcom X, Michel Foucault and others.
  • Historical Voices
    A repository of historical sound projects. Click on "Gallery" to view featured projects including "Earliest Voices"

See also our sound databases

Other Public Communication

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