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Human Communication Studies: Audiovisual


The library has many videos relating to HCOM.  For example, training videos on public speaking, documentaries on human communication, recordings of famous speeches, and more.  The library has videos in 3 formats: streaming, DVDs, and VHS.

STREAMING.  The library subscribes to streaming videos from several vendors (Kanopy, Alexander Street, etc.)  To find streaming library videos, simply search the library's OneSearch search engine, just like you would for a book (either exact title, or keywords).  You can refine your search results to streaming videos by limiting to "video" on the left sidebar. For example, searching the keywords "interpersonal communication" brings up several videos, such as: Communication skills in interpersonal relations.
DVDs. The library also has many physical DVDs.  These are kept at the library's Circulation Desk (first floor, south side) for check-out.  These are also searchable on OneSearch, the same way (titles or keywords), using the left sidebar to limit to "DVDs".  For example, the library has the DVD Body Language II: Reading People.
VHS. Although VHS videocassettes are an old/undesirable format, the library has kept some VHS tapes that are related to HCOM.  These tapes are also available for check-out at the Circulation Desk (first floor, south side) and searchable on OneSearch.  Equipment to view these tapes (VCR players) is available in rooms, on the fourth floor north, which can be reserved at the Circulation Desk. Below is a sampling of these VHS tapes. Due to Fall 2020 being virtual, in-library viewing of VHS tapes will not be possible.  Please email John for alternate viewing options.

Japanese nonverbal communication
BF637.C45 J36 1978
Examines common Japanese gestures in formal & informal social and business situations. Explores cultural differences.

She said, he said
BF637.C45 S539 1992
Deborah Tannen talks with Steve Roberts about the difference in communication styles between women and men.

Storytellers of the pacific
DU28.3 .S786 1996
Displays the Oral History tradition and Oral communication among indigenous peoples living on the lands around the Pacific Ocean

Inter-ethnic relations
H62.5.U5 B34 1987
A video on improved intercultural communication to improve relations between ethnic groups

Culture by culture
HD62.4 .C85 1999
Gives examples of intercultural communication by a multinational sales dept.; mentions sensitivity to cultural differences in sales techniques

Global one
HD62.4 .G547 1999
A video on negotiation and communication in international business.

Global and environmental communication
HD62.4 .G55
Discusses the importance of the ability to communicate across cultures in order to compete in a global market.

Speaking American English at work
HF5383 .S634 1988
Discusses English communications skills needed in the workplace (job interviewing, etc.) Uses a story of a Vietnamese immigrant in the workplace to exemplify points.

Creative solutions for negotiating conflict
HF5549.5.C6 C742 1997
Helps viewers understand why conflict occurs and how effective listening and communication skills are the key to achieving win-win solutions.

Cross cultural communication in diverse settings
HM258 .C7 1993
Discusses the processes and elements of intercultural communication both verbal and nonverbal

The Sociolinguistics of language
P40 .S62 1987
A lecture on 5 areas of the sociolinguistics of language: language variation, ethnography of communication, language in social context, language change, and speech act theory

The Human language series
P106 .H85 1995
Explores human language, its origins, acquisition and evolution

Sexism in language
P120.S48 S43 1993
Shows examples of how sexism and anti-sexism may be contained in language: in song lyrics, everyday conversation, news reports, written conventions, & satire.

Perfect English pronunciation
PE1137 .P47 1991
Program helps improve English with animation, mouth close-ups and practice.

American tongues
PE2841 .A53 1986
Illustrates several dialects of the English language in the U.S. and various attitudes about regional, social, and ethnic differences in American speech

Be prepared to speak: the step-by-step video guide to public speaking
PN4121 .B4 1985
Demonstrates techniques for preparing and practicing speeches. Follows one speaker's progress through the process of speech writing, speech presentation, and control of stage fright

Speaking effectively: to one or one thousand
PN4121 .S64 1992
Describes 4 components of public speaking-- Mental, Visual, Vocal, Verbal—and how the use of them makes speakers comfortable & effective before any audience

Testifying with impact
PN4193.B8 L87 1994
A "how-to" video for those who testify on the federal, state, or local levels of government. Arch Lustberg tells how to be liked & judged competent by your audience

Famous Speeches (on VHS videotape or DVD)

“The Speeches of…” series
1. The Speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt E806 .R7464 1990
2. The Speeches of Harry S. Truman E814 .A4 1990
3. The Speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower E836 .A5 1990
4. The Speeches of John F. Kennedy E841 .K39 1990
5. The Speeches of Richard Nixon E855 .N64 1990
6. The Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy E840.8.K4 A257 1990
7. The Speeches of Winston Churchill DA566.9.C5 A5 1990
8. The Speeches of Gen. Douglas MacArthur E745.M3 A2 1990
9. The Speeches of Adolph Hitler DD247.H5 A5 1990
10. The Speeches of Famous Women HQ1236 .S65 1995

1. Martin Luther King speeches E185.97.K5 M375 1988
2. Nelson Mandela speeches DT779.95.M36 N44 1990
3. N. Ireland activist speeches DA990.U46 B47 1988
4. Jesse Jackson Rainbow Coalition speech E879 .J32 1988

Various speeches delivered at universities/conferences
1. Blacks in Higher Education: Dr. M. Hughes LC2781 .B485 1980z
2. Educational Pedagogy: Dr. D. Berliner LB1775 .I6 1987
3. Global Economy: Dr. J. Galbraith HC79.P6 G343 1999
4. Arts & Educ. Reform: Dr. G. Ambach N85 .W459 1993
5. Arts & Educ. Reform: Dr. H. Broudy N85 .R64 1987
6. Black Religion, 20th Century: Dr. J. Simmons BR563.N4 B6 1993
7. The Civil War: Dr. J. Simmons BR563.N4 C59 1993
8. The Sociolinguistics of Language: Dr. Morgan P40 .S62 1987
9. Ancient Olympics: Dr. D. Romano GV17 .A52 1996
The Superstar Teachers lecture series
1. Astronomy: Prof. R. Kirshner QB51 .C67 1992
2. Economics: Prof. T. Taylor HB74.5 .E26 1996
3. Einstein’s Physics: Prof. R. Wolfson QC173.65 .E36 1995
4. Comparative Religion: Prof. R. Oden BL48 .G62 1991
5. Political Theory: Prof. D. Dalton JA71 .P68 1996
6. Soviet Communisim: Prof. G. Hamburg HX313 .R57 1996
7. History of English Language: Prof. S. Lerer PE1075 .H577 2001

1. White House Conf. on Aging: various experts HQ1061 .W45 1995
2. White House NEA lectures: various speakers E169.1 .M625 1999
3. She said, he said (discussion on gender roles in communication):
    Deborah Tannen BF637.C45 S539 1992

Audio only speeches (on CDs, LPs, etc)
In OneSearch, when you search and get results, you can limit to audio only on the left sidebar.

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