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Media & Communication Subject Guide

Using Encompass Search for Books

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.

Using Databases to Find Books

While we typically use databases (like Communication and Mass Media Complete) to find journal articles, remember that many databases include citations to (and sometimes full text of) books and book chapters, as well.  Check the Finding Articles tab for links to helpful databases!

Don't Forget About Books

While scholarly journals are commonly used in media and communication studies research, scholarly books can be very relevant, as well.  Many scholarly books in media and communication studies are actually edited collections of chapters.  A chapter in an edited collection can be much like a scholarly journal article; many even go through peer-review before publication.