Resources and Services

The Reader’s Digest Resource Centre maintains resources particular to the program including:

  • Daily Newspapers with 12 month rolling archive
  • Current Periodicals with back issues (time frame varies by publication)
  • Book Collection (Current & Classic)
  • Journalism & Communication Theses
  • Master’s & Honours Research Projects
  • Samples of Community Newspapers from Across the Country
  • Media Directories
  • Reference Texts

Lending Policy All materials must remain in the Resource Centre at all times.

Special Collections

Some of the special collections include:

  • Dunton Memorial Communication Research Collections (History of the CBC from 1922-2004 including clippings, biographies, subjects and programs)
  • The McBride Commission Papers of International Communication (A Contribution to the Debate on the New Information and Communication Order – “Collection Zimmerman” 1992)
  • Canadian Communication Association Archive
  • Hurley Burley Collection (“Hurley Burley, A time at the Globe” – drafts, edited and final manuscript of Richard Doyle’s account of his career as editor of the Globe and Mail)
  • The Valour and the Horror (CBC Television Documentary series 1992-1993, briefs to the Senate Committee, book excerpts, articles correspondence and clippings)

These archives have been highly valued for faculty and graduate student research.

A Relaxed Atmosphere

The Resource Centre provides students of the School of Journalism and Communication with:

  • A relaxed, collegial study space
  • Privacy cubicles
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Three conference rooms equipped with monitors and white boards to conduct focus groups, interviews, meet with group project members, instructors or teaching assistants and to organize study groups and/or School Society meetings.
  • Forum for showcasing student work (class projects, published articles) and short term exhibits.
  • Photocopiers
  • Course Reserves
  • Assignment drop-off and pick-up for Journalism & Communication courses (regulated/controlled)
  • An after hours assignment drop-box for Journalism & Communication courses (see policy below)

Handing in Assignments

Drop Box Policy

  1. Drop box is checked Once Each Day during the scheduled work week.  The box is emptied each morning just before the Centre opens for the day.
  2. Each paper is stamped when it is removed from the box.  The information (date & time) stamped on the paper will not reflect when you dropped it in the box; rather, the stamp will reflect when it is retrieved from the box.

Papers placed in the box once the Centre is open for the day will not be retrieved until the next scheduled work day.  Be aware that these papers will be stamped with the next scheduled work day’s date (see above removal and stamping policies).

Papers placed in the drop box any time after the Centre opens on a Friday through Monday morning will be retrieved on Monday morning.  All papers placed in the box during this timeframe will be stamped with Monday’s date.

The Centre only accepts assignments for Journalism and Communication courses.