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The International Encyclopedia of Communication Has a New Home

As part of our recent platform migration, all content from Blackwell Reference Online is now available on our new Wiley Online Library platform, Literatum.

Blackwell Reference Online’s platform will be decommissioned on 25 July 2018.

Access to your content has been transferred to Wiley Online Library and can be found via your Wiley Online Library Customer Administration login.

If you do not have a Wiley Online Library Customer Administration login, please contact Wiley Customer Service as soon as possible to maintain uninterrupted access.

We want to ensure your patrons have uninterrupted access to the same quality content, while enjoying the benefits of the new features and enhancements the new Wiley Online Library experience will provide.

We look forward to bringing you a new and improved online experience and are committed to improving the technology that supports your scholarly research needs.

The International Encyclopedia of Communication

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The International Encyclopedia of Communication Online gives you instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship in the field.

  • Since 2009, there have been thirteen updates which have revised 400 online entries and added 37 new entries to the encyclopedia.
  • Use the List of Articles on the left side menu to view a comprehensive list of original, new, and updated entries.

Now Available: 5 New Articles and 58 Updates – Published December 2015

  • Click here to view a list of new and updated articles.

New entries (2015):

  • Advertiser Pressure
    Lutz M. Hagen
  • Big Data Analysis
    Deen Freelon
  • Children and the News
    Julian Matthews
  • Donsbach, Wolfgang (published March 2016)
    Anja Obermüller and Lutz M. Hagen
  • Game Communities
    Cuihua Shen
  • Online Games
    Aphra Kerr & James Dee Ivory

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