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Tap into some of the Web's most useful communication resources, including topics such as Professional Organizations in Speech Communication and Business Communication, Speech Communication, Business Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Gender Communication, Group Communication, Organizational Communication, Intercultural Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, Rhetorical Theory, and other helpful topics.

Professional Organizations:

Speech Communication

American Communication Association
The American Communication Association (ACA) is a not-for-profit organization, a virtual professional association with actual presence in the world of scholars and practitioners alike. ACA was created to promote academic and professional research, criticism, teaching, practical use, and exchange of principles and theories of human communication.

Central States Communication Association
The mission of the Central States Communication Association is to unite those persons in the Central States area with an academic or professional interest in all disciplines of communication in all educational levels, for the promotion of their mutual interests and the advancement of their common field.

International Communication Association
The International Communication Association was formed in1950 bringing together academicians and other professionals whose interest focused on human communication.

National Communication Association
NCA is the oldest and largest national organization to promote communication scholarship and education. The purpose of the Association is to promote study, criticism, research, teaching, and application of the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication.

Business Communication

Association for Business Communication
The Association for Business Communication (ABC) is an international organization committed to fostering excellence in business communication scholarship, research, education, and practice.

General Sites:

Supports the use of computer technologies in the service of communication scholarship and education.

Communications Central
A central source for communications information on the Internet & the World Wide Web.

Communications Studies
Offers an extensive list of links to all thing Communication.

The communication ring is dedicated to the study and teaching of communication, rhetoric, and related topics.

Human Communication Research Center
An interdisciplinary research center at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Ohio State University’s Gateway to Communication Information
Provides useful sources for information in a search strategy format.

Open Directory: Communication
Links provided by the Open Directory Project.’s Mass Media & Communication Site
An extensive list of links from Sarah Zupko and

Reaching Out: The Evolution of Communication
An educational web site that takes visitors on a journey of discovery through the evolution of communication.

Business and Professional Speaking:

Resources for Effective Business Communications Practices:
Site includes tips on communicating in a business/professional setting via business writing, telephone systems, employee communications, e-mail, presentations, mobile office, fascimiles, etc.

Interpersonal Communication:

Interpersonal Communication Articles Online
Collected online articles dealing with interpersonal communication.

Interpersonal Communication Skills Test Online
Do you get your message across effectively? This test is designed to evaluate your general level of communication skills.

Gender Communication:

Gender and Ethnicity in Mass Communication List of gender communication links complied and maintained by the University of Iowa.

Measure Your Implicit Attitudes about Gender: Gender Science Implicit Association Test
The test often reveals a link between liberal arts and females and between science and males. This automatic academic stereotype tends to occur even for those who consciously reject the stereotype.

Useful Indexes: Gender and Media on the Web
List of links providing further avenues of research.

Organizational Communication:

Carter McNamara’s Organizational Communication Page
Numerous useful links to Organizational Communication sites.

Intercultural Communication:

Chicano/a & Latino/a Net
Building communities through networking.

Cultural Survival
Focuses on the issues confronting indigenous peoples, and promotes the cause of self-determination.

Intercultural Communication Institute
Web site of the non-profit, private foundation designed to foster an awareness and appreciation of cultural difference in both the international and domestic arenas.

Intercultural Communication Study Guide
This site is intended for those studying intercultural communication as part of career preparation, and contains initial directions (such as recommended reading) and resources (such as links to other websites).

Intercultural Research Index
Dedicated to research into intercultural communications, as well as the discussion of practical problems in intercultural training and education.

Measure Your Implicit Attitudes about Age: Young vs. Old Implicit Association Test
Requires the ability to distinguish old from young faces. This test often indicates that Americans have automatic preference for young over old.

Measure Your Implicit Attitudes about Race: Black vs. White Implicit Association Test
Requires the ability to distinguish faces of European and African. The Black-White IAT indicates that most Americans have an automatic preference for White over Black.

Nonverbal Communication:

Center for Nonverbal Studies
Areas of special interest include body movement, gesture, facial expression, adornment and fashion, landscape architecture, mass media, and consumer-product design. All the senses--of balance, hearing, smell, sight, space, taste, time, and touch--are channels for nonverbal cues.

Exploring Nonverbal Communication
This page introduces the topic of nonverbal communication and gives you a chance to try to guess the meaning of some REAL nonverbal communication.

Face View
Observing, understanding, perceiving, and synthesizing faces.

The Nonverbal Dictionary of Gestures, Signs, and Body Language Cues
This resource draws on the work of anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, linguists, psychiatrists, psychologists, semioticians, and others who have studied human communication from a scientific point of view.

The Body Language of Proxemics
An in-depth discussion of proxemics—an area of nonverbal communication that focuses on the study of man's appreciation and use of space.

Rhetorical Criticism & Rhetorical Theory:

Classical Rhetoric
This Web page is intended to list a variety of resources useful to rhetoricians. While many rhetoric and composition pages on the Web are written in conjunction with writing centers or specialize in computer-mediated communication, this page also has links to works of classical rhetoric, articles on literacy and education, and a few miscellaneous but useful things--how to subscribe to some highly-trafficked mailing lists and links to glossaries of rhetorical terms, for example.

Glossary of Rhetorical Terms With Examples
Definitions and examples from alliteration to zeugma

Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
Contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing.

RhetNet CyberJournal
Provides an archive for Net conversations relating to rhetoric and writing, and offers a place for original publication of articles and essays.

Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric
A guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric.

The Art of Rhetoric: Learning How to Use the Three Main Rhetorical Styles
A helpful guide, including examples, of ethos, logos, and pathos.