Television Resources

vEncyclopedia of Television

vGet Nielsen ratings for the past week at:

To get historical television ratings see:

Access articles via the website by logging in with username: AVF134 and password: AVF134F01. Search current and past issues in the following databases:

vAll-In-One Media Directory

from Gebbie Press offers quick links to home pages of primary trade publications in television and broadcasting as well as to television and radio stations, and daily and weekly newspapers.

vFindLaw's Entertainment section

"Stay informed with the latest news in the world of broadcasting. Biz2BizBroadcasting has put together a collection of some of the top broadcasting publications—all in one easy-to-access location. Connect to all the latest trends, strategies, and business deals within broadcasting as reported by today’s leading publications." Offers links for television, digital broadcasting, satellite, audio & video, radio, and related organizations.


A collection of essays on media criticism by journalist Ken Sanes, covering such areas as TV & Film Theory, Movies & Television, and Situation Comedies. While interesting, well written, and favorably reviewed, students should bear in mind that these essays are the personal writings of Mr. Sanes and cite them with discretion.

Interesting site on media, gender, and identity theory that rejects the scientific approach to communications research and offers an alternative perspective on this field of study. Developed at the University of Leeds - Institute of Communications Studies and maintained by Lecturer David Gauntlett.


"CTHEORY is an international journal of theory, technology and culture. Articles, interviews, and key book reviews in contemporary discourse are published weekly as well as theorisations of major "event-scenes" in the mediascape. Edited by Arthur and Marilouise Kroker. CTHEORY is indexed in International Political Science Abstracts/Documentation politique international, Sociological Abstract Inc., Advance Bibliography of Contents: Political Science and Government, Canadian Periodical Index, and Film and Literature Index." Indexes

Index of links on television and media literacy compiled by, a meaning-based search engine.

vTelevision News Archives From Vanderbilt University

the Television News Archive "is the world's most available, extensive and complete archive of television news. Since 1968, the Archive has consistently recorded, indexed, and preserved network television news for research, review, and study." The Archive is searchable and tapes are loaned for a service fee plus shipping and handling (special academic rates are available for faculty and students).

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