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Journalism & Mass Communication: Databases & Articles

A research guide for finding Journalism & Mass Communications reference materials, books, periodicals and articles, career resources, and web sites.

Databases for Finding Journal Articles

Selected Communication & Journalism and Newspaper Databases

Communication Source

Offers cover-to-cover ("core") indexing and abstracts for over 300 journals, and selected ("priority") coverage of over 100 more, for a combined coverage of over 400 titles.

ComAbstracts

Contains abstracts of articles published in 63 of the primary professional journals of the communications fields, including mass communication, journalism, mass media, and speech communication.

ComAbstracts

Contains abstracts of articles published in 63 of the primary professional journals of the communications fields, including mass communication, journalism, mass media, and speech communication. Also contains Comvista - a directory of major communication & journalism universities and their degree programs by topic and location.

ComAnalytics

Communications, Journalism, Mass Media. Provides data about the relative publication performance of individual scholars and of departments of communication. It is the only national system that covers the communication field comprehensively, that properly classifies the field's programs, and that uses metrics validated against relevant external benchmarks (ISI journal impact ratings and rankings from the NCA study of doctoral program reputation).

CQ Reasercher

CQ Researcher provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly by CQ Press. Reports include an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; and assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing position; and bibliographies of key sources. 1960-present.

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is a database for film and television research. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

Issues and Controversies

Issues & Controversies provides a summary of issues and controversies in today's news, including historical background on the issues and a synopsis of all sides of the debate. Issues & Controversies presents and enhances the full back file of Issues & Controversies On File, which has probed more than 600 controversial topics in the news since 1995. Pro and con summaries, chronologies, statistical snapshots, illustrations, maps, bibliographies, and contact information augment the coverage of current and historical events.

Newsbank