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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
Doidge, Norman
Book
2007
Doidge explains neuroplasticity and shows that the brain is not a collection of specialized parts but a dynamic organ and can rewire and rearrange itself as the need arises.
The Canadian Guide To Working and Living Overseas: For Entry Level and Seasoned Professionals
Hachey, Jean-Marc
Book
This work profiles 700 employers in government, the private sector,voluntary and international organizations for people who want to work in the Third World.
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
Creator Spirit Come
Goodman, Paul
Book
Decline of the English Murder: And Other Essays
Orwell, George
Book
1950
A collection of essays by George Orwell.
Going to the Dogs (and Babies): Against The Current vol. 89
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2000
Activists are attempting to end the practice of terminating racing greyhounds that run out of the money. The dog-racing industry will retort that that's going to make it harder to motivate the ones th...
Grace Paley (1922-2007): Against The Current vol. 131
Huber-Humes, Sonya
Article
2007
Grace Paley described herself as a “somewhat combative pacifist and a cooperative anarchist,” and saw the role of the artist as that of “listener” who would relay stories of those made invisible by so...
The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us
Pilger, John
Article
2017
Until real politics return to people's lives, the enemy is not Trump, it is ourselves.
Maximum Gifts by Return Mail
Kuniholm, Roland
Book
1989
Excellent book on direct mail fundraising.
Random Shots: Annals of Combat: Against The Current vol. 90
Kampfer, R.F.
Article
2001
Even if Nader were elected president, the multi-national corporations would be reluctant to give up their dictatorial power. That's when we bring out the rifles.
Random Shots: New and Old Millenia: Against The Current vol. 85
Kampfer, R. F.
Article
2000
Kampfer prepared for Y2K by stockpiling ammunition. He figured that would get him anything else he needed.
Reading the "unreadable" Marx
McQueen, Humphrey
Article
2005
Many who have not read Marx have heard that he is “unreadable,” but in this article Humphery McQueen celebrates the colour and humour of Marx’s writing, the use of metaphor, paradox, pun, irony, class...
Sources.com: Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Website
1977
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and ind...
Speaking and Language: Defence of Poetry
Goodman, Paul
Book
1971
Goodman writes, "I do not think there can be a rule for the appropriate use of formal or vernacular language...The best is to try for a vernacular that molds itself to what is going on and to use it c...
Traces of Magma: An Annotated Bibliography of Left Literature
Knight, Rolf
Book
1983
An annotated bibliography of left wing novels which deal with the lives of working people during the twentieth century.
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Goodman, Paul
Book
1951
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...
The Write Stuff: All you ever wanted to know about letter writing
Article
1989
The basics to effective letter writing lies in a little research on the writer's part and their ability to point out weakness in their targets.
Writing for broadcast
Article
1998
Avoid the common pitfalls.

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Sources Select Resources
SOURCES SELECT Resources, published by Sources, features articles about and reviews of information resources, research techniques, and other issues of interest to journalists and researchers. SOURCES ...
Winchevsky Centre (Morris Winchevsky School)
The Winchevsky Centre is a progressive secular Jewish community centre offering intergenerational cultural and educational opportunities emphasizing Jewish history and traditions. Programs reflect a s...

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Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.
Dispute Resolution--Media--Presentation Dr. Bonner is regularly asked to comment on current issues, and has recently been interviewed by BBC News, The National, Power and Politics, The New York Times, Power Play, CNBC E...
Fame & Fortune
Fame & Fortune, published by Sources, features awards, fellowships and scholarships available to Canadian journalists. For each award, information is provided about the eligibility requirements, the deadline for application...
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing and disseminating information to help journalists, editors and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background information and comment on a wide...
Sources Select Resources
SOURCES SELECT Resources, published by Sources, features articles about and reviews of information resources, research techniques, and other issues of interest to journalists and researchers. SOURCES SELECT Resources app...

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The Art of the Handwritten Note
A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication
Shepherd, Margaret
2002
Sales coach Tom Stoyan (www.CanadasSalesCoach.com) recommends #looking for opportunities to send thank yous#, preferably in a hand written letter.
Basic Magazine Writing
Kevles, Barbara
1986
Covers the A to Z of magazine writing in a readable manner and offers hints for the advanced as well as beginning magazine writer.
The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature
Kröller, Eva-Marie
2004
Broad surveys of fiction, drama, and poetry, Aboriginal writings, Francophone writings, autobiography, literary criticism, writing by women, urban writing, nature writing, travel writing, and short fi...
The Canadian Writer's Handbook
4th edition
Messenger, William; de Bruyn, Jan; Brown, Judy; Montagnes, Ramona
2005
A guide to research, writing, and documentation.
The Canadian Writers' Guide
13th edition
Cormack, Paul G.; Shewchuk, Murphy O.
Over 130 how-to articles on many aspects of writng for publication.
Communications Arts: The Science of Plain Language
1998
Plain language writing is a process that considers the needs of the readers, the purpose of the document, the message to be delivered and the constraints upon the writer.
First Chapter
The Canadian Writers Photography Project
Denton, Don
2001
A "photographic archive" of Canadian writers from across the country.
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
The History of Writing
The history of writing from the Neolithic to present day. From Wikipedia.
In The News
The Practice of Media Relations in Canada
Carney, William Wray
2002
Carney gives everyone, from student to seasoned practitioner, a thorough understanding of who the media are, how they work and how to approach them with stories.
Journalism & Writing Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to journalism and writing in the Sources directory for the media.
Literary lists: Proof of our existence
Kitamura, Katie
2013
Katie Kitamura on why novelists are compulsive list-makers.
Meme
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The Observation Deck
Epel, Naomi
1998
A deck of cards and accompanying book designed to stimulate authors.
The Oxford Guide to Writing & Speaking
The Key to Effective Communication
Seely, John
1998
The Public Relations Writer's Handbook
Aronson, Merry; Spetner, Don
Random Shots: Balkan Wars, Now and Then
Against The Current vol. 81
Kampfer, R.F.
1999
At the NATO summit, it was decided that the organization would not tolerate genocide if practiced by non-members who did not possess nuclear weapons and were within artillery range of Europe.
Random Shots: Daimler and Dubya Chronicles
Against The Current vol. 91
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
Daimler-Chrysler CEO Juergen Schrempp has pledged not to sell off the Chrysler division. Not that anyone was lining up to buy it. All the same to us on the line: If you're not the lead dog, the scener...
Random Shots: Dubya's Many Axes of Evil
Against The Current vol. 97
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
The concept of an Axis of Evil seems to derive from a 1942 Captain Marvel comic-book series about the Monster Society of Evil. Of course, that's a little before Dubya's time.
Random Shots: Go And Do Likewise
Against The Current vol. 83
Kampfer, R.F.
1999
Most of us are glad to see a spouse commit a misdemeanor, e.g. violating a diet or a budget. It gives us license to go and do likewise.
Random Shots: Life Imitates Art
Against The Current vol. 100
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
In the movie version of “The Sum of all Fears,” the terrorist nuke is hidden in a cigarette vending machine. In real life, if placed in an underground parking garage, it would have been ripped off in ...
Random Shots: Notes for Life Under Siege
Against The Current vol. 95
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
When one thinks of of communities around the world that have been under siege for decades, one wonders how the U.S. will cope in the absence of a quick fix. Return to normal? This is normal for a lot ...
Random Shots: Of Drugs and Diamonds
Against The Current vol. 99
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
Marx characterized religion as the opium of the people. For some cults, it seems to act more like viagra.
Random Shots: People and Other Animals
Against The Current vol. 88
Kampfer, R.F.
2000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has taken out an ad urging college students to drink beer instead of milk, to avoid exploiting cows. Sounds like a good excuse to me.
Random Shots: Pirates, Gladiators and Assassins
Against The Current vol. 96
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
Dubya may come to regret his efforts to classify his crusade against terrorism as a war. The legal ramifications of waging war against a non-governmental organization may keep the lawyers busy for gen...
Random Shots: Stranger Than Cinema
Against The Current vol. 87
Kampfer, R.F.
2000
Looking at the Elión Gonzalez case, how many people remember “Popi,” a 1969 movie starring Alan Arkin as a poor Puerto Rican janitor who tries to put his kids on Easy Street by passing them off as Cub...
Random Shots: Teens and Other Freaks
Against The Current vol. 94
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
Many parents are annoyed by the popularity of “freak-dancing” among today's teenagers. Of course, annoying parents is the teenagers' main purpose in life.
Random Shots: Tender Loving Care
Against The Current vol. 92
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
A kinky personal ad?
Random Shots: That Was the War That Was
Against The Current vol. 82
Kampfer, R.F.
1999
Notice how quickly the Chinese government reined in those public demonstrations at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Perhaps they remembered Wellington's attitude towards expressions of opinions by the tro...
Random Shots: The Kings of the World
Against The Current vol. 98
Kampfer, R.F.
2002
Carrying on a tradition dating back to the Crimean war, they've come out with a set of trading cards for the Dubya Crusade. The cards used to come with cigarettes, then bubble gum. Now all you get is ...
Random Shots: The Prices of Progress
Against The Current vol. 93
Kampfer, R.F.
2001
Back in 1965 you could fill your gas tank for $3. Of course, that was two hours pay back then.
Random Shots: In Praise of Viagra Mania
Kampfer, R.F.
1998
Comments on random current news topics
Random Shots: Red Flags Over Motor City
Kampfer, R.F.
1998
THE GOOD NEWS is that there were about a million people waving red flags in the streets of Detroit. The bad news is that it was on account of some hockey game. Comments on random current news topics.
Start and Run a Copywriting Business
Slaunwhite, Steve
2005
A resource for writers interested in selling their services in a commercial arena.
STET! Tricks of the Trade for Writers and Editors
Collection of articles and tips from the Editorial Eye newsletter
A compendium of reports of presentations at various editorial seminars and distillations or critiques of style guides and reference books issued by government and academia.
Why are you telling me this?
Eleven Acts of Intimate Journalism
Elton, Heather; Moon, Barbara; Obe, Don
1997
Eleven journalists from the Arts Journalism Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts get personal.
The Woman Reader
Jack, Belinda
2012
Belinda Jack's history of women's reading and the ceaseless controversies it has inspired, explores what and how women of widely differing cultures have read through the ages.
The Writer's Block
Rekukak, Jason
2001
This 3" x 3" x 3" book block serves as a springboard for the writer stuck for an idea to write about.
Writing Down the Bones
Freeing the Writer Within
Goldberg, Natalie
1986
Suggestions for how to create good writing.
Writing for the Information Age
Ross-Larson, Bruce
2002
Here are 100 or so techniques for engaging readers in the information age, to produce writing that allows them to find quickly and easily what might be of interest.
Writing for the Internet
Dorner, Jane
2002
Internet communications don't read the same as print communications.
Writing from the Inside Out
Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within
Palumbo, Dennis
2000
Palumbo encourages writers to use their fears, doubts and stress to construct their stories, instead of trying to overcome them.

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Fame & Fortune Online
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Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.
Sources Select Resources
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers
Website
1977
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.