Selected Resources for: Communication Studies

Subject Librarian:

Kimberly Clarke

clark078@tc.umn.edu

The subject of communication covers interpersonal, small group, organizational and intercultural communication; rhetoric and public address; nonverbal communication; discourse analysis; and mass media.


Article Databases and Indexes

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Find academic journal articles on topics in mass media, film, television, marketing, and communications in business, health, and other communication studies.


Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

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Save time and search all four EBSCO databases at once. The EBSCO MegaFILE is comprised of the complete content and functionality of Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News.

This database can be used to find research articles on film studies' topics. Aspects covered include theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, reviews (back to 1914) and more. The database allows full searching of more than 270 publications and selected coverage of 300 more. Articles are available for more than 80 journals and texts from nearly 50 books. If the article you are interested in is not available online, click the Find It-button to see if the article is available in another library database, or to see if the library has the article in print.

Films OnDemand provides access to streaming video on a wide range of discipline areas from Arts & Humanities to Professional Programs (e.g., Nursing, Business).

Connect to Google Scholar through the Libraries' web site to gain off-campus access to all the articles and journals in full text in the Libraries. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. To connect to the full text, click "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" in your Google Scholar search results. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

LLBA covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

Going back to 1806, this is the most comprehensive database for psychological research. With a little guidance from this tutorial, you'll be able to go from a general idea to a very precise set of results of scholarly materials.

This core database for the field of sociology contains information on sociology and social policy worldwide. Sociological Abstracts includes citations from the 1952-present.

Search AMICUS, Canada's national online catalogue, for bibliographic records of all theses in the National Library of Canada theses collection, which was established in 1965.

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Helpful tutorials can be found on their website.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

LexisNexis Academic is a collection of online databases: News, Business (plus corporate news and corporate financials), Legal, Medical, and Reference. International news sources are included. Learn how to search for newspaper articles or how to find transcripts in LexisNexis.

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MasterFILE Premier provides full text for more than 2,000 general magazines covering a broad range of disciplines. It includes Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books, biographies, full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.

ProQuest Newspapers provides indexing and full text access to 1,270 newspapers and wire feeds. Full-text titles include major U.S. daily newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.


Indexes, Other

Designed to promote access to scholarly research and increase sharing of knowledge, this database provides free online access to thousands of theses and dissertations from all over the world.

Polling the Nations is an online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 500,000+ questions and responses, from 14,000+ surveys, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.

Lists information for over a quarter-million serial records such as newspapers, popular and trade magazines, and academic and scholarly journals. Includes active, ceased, and forthcoming publications. Search by title, subject and more.

The Television News Archive available from Vanderbilt University, is an index to more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC (August 1968 - present), and CNN daily news (1995 - present). Also, there are more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since September 1988.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

Search for books, conference proceedings, journals, maps, videos, and other items in our collection.

Find books, journals, articles, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, machine-readable data files, and any other materials available in libraries worldwide. This covers all subject areas. Request items through Interlibrary Loan using the ILLiad link on each item's record. WorldCat is produced by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)
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General Reference Sources

Biographical Sources

A comprehensive index to more than 12 million biographical sketches in more than 3,400 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering over 4 million contemporary and historical figures throughout the world.

Women in Communication: A Biographical Sourcebook


Dictionaries

Briefly defines more than 2,000 terms, with extended essays on 100 additional terms relating to communication theory and practical communication tasks such as public speaking.

Terms and definitions in the science and technology of communications.

Webster's New World Dictionary of Media and Communications


Directories

Speech Communication Directory


Dissertations and Theses

This database is no longer being updated. The titles included in this database as well as almost 600,000 other dissertation titles are cataloged in CRL’s catalog and in OCLC’s Worldcat. We update our catalog and Worldcat daily.

Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988. Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally. These include the University of Minnesota and other CIC member universities.


Encyclopedias

Provides students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of contemporary communication theory. Entries address topics related not only to paradigms, traditions, and schools, but also meta-theory, methodology, inquiry, and applications and contexts.

Reference source to the discipline of communication studies published by the International Communication Association (ICA). Covers research and lists major works for theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and intergroup communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and technology.

International Encyclopedia of Communications 1989

Provides information on all aspects of communication, including speech, language, mass media, communication theory and technology as well as biographical information and references.

Mass Media: A Chronological Encyclopedia of Televison...


Handbooks and Manuals


Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites


Listservs and Discussion Groups


Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Journal Titles

Published until 2002, the Iowa Guide helped scholars find appropriate journals in which to publish their work and offered advice on how to prepare manuscripts for publication.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


Style Manuals

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration.


Writing Guides

The Center for Writing [Student Writing Support, Teaching with Writing, Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing, the Graduate Minor in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies, the Minnesota Writing Project, and the Writing-Enriched Curriculum Project] bring you writing support accessible one place.


University of Minnesota

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Library Information

Wilson Library

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Journalism Library (Eric Sevareid)

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