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Article Databases and Indexes
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Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
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.
To gain off-campus access to articles from library journal subscriptions, change the Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial) Use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers, professional societies, research institutes, and scholarly repositories from colleges and universities. Look for the "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" links in your Google Scholar search results to access library subscriptions. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ
Find full text articles in academic journals or books on the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR provides articles from the date of each journal's initial publication to recent issues. In some cases the latest several years may not be available.
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.
An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.
This core database for the field of sociology contains information on sociology and social policy worldwide. Sociological Abstracts includes citations from the 1952-present.
Online search engine from the publisher of many communication journals. This is a Find-It enabled database that will link to library holdings or to Interlibrary Loan requests.
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. Find help on their website.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
Offers balanced coverage on a wide-range of topics including social sciences, humanities, education, science and technology. Comprised of more than 3,500 indexed and full-text titles "” of which 2,100 are peer-reviewed "” in all disciplines with more than 20 years of backfile coverage.
Catalogs and Bibliographies
Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.
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.)
The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 65 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.
General Reference Sources
Dissertations and Theses
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.
Online access to dissertations and theses at the University of Minnesota from 2007 to the present.
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.
Examines the role of the media in enabling, facilitating, or challenging the social construction of gender in our society.
Includes way to define media violence and the known effects of violence in the media. Overviews of methodologies used in the behavioral sciences toassess content and draw conclusions about effects.
Donsbach, Wolfgang (ed). The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Reference source for the discipline of communication studies describes research, major works, theories, and various disciplines of communication research.
International coverage of social media, commercial applications, online gaming, law and policy, and the development of communication technologies. A Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia published in conjunction with the International Communication Association (2015).
Explore topics on interpersonal conflict, negotiation, relationship development, interactional adaptation, social influence, and, communication in the workplace, at school and within the family. A Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia published in conjunction with the International Communication Association (2016).
Key issues in political communication, sociology, psychology, and communication studies. Entries cover aspects of communication technology, media and journalism, media effects, institutions, attitudes, opinions, emotions, behaviors, theories, research methods, and strategic communication. A Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia published in conjunction with the International Communication Association.
General Reference Works
Search all library subscriptions from Sage Publishing including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.
SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a tool designed to help you create research projects and understand the methods behind them. SRMO's new taxonomy of over 1,400 unique methods terms links to authoritative content, including: Over 600 books; Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks; The entire "Little Green Book" and "Little Blue Book" series; Two major works collating a selection of journal articles; a small selection of video tutorials and video definitions pertaining to a specific research method chosen by the editors.
Handbooks and Manuals
A guide to the reference literature.
Reviews current and emerging areas of communication science.
Rhetorical scholarship, synthesizing theories and practices across major areas of study in the field and pointing the way for future studies.
Overview of television studies includes issues of ownership and regulation, audience consumption, genres,the roles of journalists, writers, cinematographers, producers and manufacturers in the production process, and analyses of audiences in the contexts of gender, race and class.
Public Opinion Resources
iPOLL is a collection of polling sources from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. It includes surveys from 150 polling organizations that include all major news outlets, Gallup polls, and other research institutions. Use these polls to compare public opinion from 1935-present on a range of issues.
Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions
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.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
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.