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Core Resources for Finding Scholarly Articles and Books

  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
    Premier database of scholarly and trade journals and books in media and communication and related areas. Some full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise, use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
  • Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
    A database of scholarly journals, trade journals, books, and more in the areas of television and film. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
  • Sage Journals Online
    A database of scholarly journals published by Sage, providing wide coverage in all disciplines, but particularly the social sciences. Full text for articles published 1999 to the present is linked directly in the database; otherwise, search the library catalog by journal titles to check for full text online or in the library.
  • Encompass Search
    Encompass Search finds information by searching through a massive collection of books and scholarly journals, as well as newspapers and magazines, dissertations, conference proceedings, music, video, maps, and more.

Core Resources for Finding Popular Articles

  • Academic Search Complete
    A database of both scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas, including media and communication. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    A database of popular newspapers, magazines, and broadcast transcripts, as well as business publications, legal materials, and more. Full text is linked directly in the database.
  • Omnifile
    A database of scholarly and non-scholarly journals covering various subjects including general sciences, humanities, social sciences, and business. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

Core Resources for Finding Background Information

  • Credo Reference
    Hundreds of dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas, including many notable titles for media and communication studies. Full text is linked directly in the database.
  • Encyclopedia of Communication and Information
    Location: Main Collection (Ref.) 302.203 E56o vol. 1-3 (Level B)
    In-depth entries on a variety of communication-related topics.
  • International Encyclopedia of Communication
    Location: Main Collection (Ref.) 302.203 I56e vol. 1-12 (Level B)
    In-depth entries on a variety of communication-related topics.

Core Citation Resources

APA Style is typically preferred for media and communication studies, but check with your professor for style requirements and recommendations to be sure.

  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)
    Location: Ready Reference 808.06615 P976m 2010 (Level A)
    The authoritative and complete manual for APA Style.
  • Citation Guides (Muhlenberg College)
    Examples of citation formatting in APA, Chicago, and MLA styles.
  • Zotero
    "Free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources." Download instructions and help available on the site.

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