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Communication Research Assistance

I surveyed a cross-section of library subject guides from throughout the academic institutions of the United States to determine the most recommended library databases for Communication articles.  From a sample size of 22 academic libraries, here are your results -and I agree that this list is a great place to start! -dale

Note: This color means "Librarian's Favorite!"

Database Name General Topic % Recommended
Communication & Mass Media Complete Communication 86
Academic Search Premier Everything Under the Sun (some Scholarly) 77
LexisNexis Academic Newspapers 54
JSTOR Scholarly Articles (Everything...) 50
Comm Abstracts (+CommIndex) Communication 40
PsychInfo Psychology 40
Business Source Premier Business 31
Film & Television Literature Index Mass Media 22
New York Times Historical Newspaper -goes back to the Civil War Era 22
ProQuest Newsstand Newspapers -from mid-1990s to today 22
Web of Knowledge Scholarly Articles (Everything...) + other features* 22
WorldCat Books Catalog for Academic Libraries in U.S.* 22
CQ Researcher News and Politics 18
MLA Bibliography Literature, Humanities and More 18
Social Sciences Citation Index Social Sciences NOTE: must be at Marriott Library to use 18
Sociological Abstracts Social Sciences 18
PAIS International Political Science 13

*There are some databases, like this one, where you may want some help to see all that it can do.  If you'd like to set up an appointment to meet with me, as folks regularly do, please just send me an e-mail here: -I'd love to help! -dale

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