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Communication Studies Databases

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Access World News

Selected full-text newspaper articles and newswires from the United States and abroad. Access World News is particularly strong in providing access to local, state, regional, and national news.

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CIOS – Communication Institute for Online Scholarship

Online resource that contains a variety of services including an index to 27 key communication journals, descriptions of graduate programs, bibliographies, listservs and access to the Electronic Journal of Communication, a fulltext, peer reviewed journal of scholarship.

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ComAbstracts

Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text from more than 60 scholarly journals in the communication field. NOTE: To view full text of selected items, the djvu plugin must be installed.

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Communication & Mass Media Complete

Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. This database originated with the acquisition and subsequent merging of two popular databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies — CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association (NCA)), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University). Communication & Mass Media Complete provides an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in any and all aspects of communication and mass media.

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)

Provides citations and abstracts to over 4,000 journals covering most academic areas of study including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and women’s studies. Approximately two-thirds of the articles are available as full text. Also contains images which can be accessed by clicking on the “image collections” icon.
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Historical New York Times

Provides full text access to the New York Times up to three years ago. Historical New York Times provides information on a wide variety of topics including national and international news, biographies, social and economic issues, the arts, literature, music, the sciences, business, and much more. The database may be searched by author, dates, keywords, and title. Editorials, reviews, obituaries, photos, illustrations, and ads are included. Individual articles or the whole page may be viewed.

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Humanities Full Text (Wilson Web)

Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text for periodical articles and reviews from English language periodicals. Subjects include archaeology, classical studies, area studies, folklore, history, language, literature, performing arts, philosophy, religion and theology.

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Proquest Statistical Insight

Provides indexing and abstracts from three titles: American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index (SRI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS). ASI (1973-present) covers statistical publications issued by the U.S. government. SRI (1980-present) covers publications from the 50 state governments, and academic and private organizations. IIS (1983-present) covers English language statistical publications of major intergovernmental organizations. Bibliographic information and abstracts are provided as well as selected full text from 1995-. PowerTables allows users to quickly search a database of 30,000 tables from compilations issued by federal agencies, the states, and IGOs. Can search for an individual table by coverage date, table content, and/or subject terms.

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Project Muse

Access to the full text of more than 100 journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics from Johns Hopkins University Press and other publishers.

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Social Sciences Full Text (Wilson Web)

Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text to articles in over 350 leading English language periodicals in a broad array of the social sciences. Subject coverage includes anthropology, criminology, law, political science, psychology, sociology and women’s studies.
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Sociological Abstracts

Indexes over 2,000 journals from 35 countries, dissertations, papers, books and book chapters in sociology and related fields such as demographics, criminology, policy studies and family studies. Citations and abstracts are provided.
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Westlaw Campus

Westlaw Campus is a comprehensive legal research database

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Social Sciences Librarian

Erin Ackerman

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