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COMM3280: Media History: Locating Articles

This guide will help you locate resources relevant to your research project.

Locating Articles

Using Library Databases to Find Articles: To locate articles using Library databases, you can click on the tab Articles & Databases from the Library homepage. Since we have more than 135 databases, you can browse them by subject or you can select the first letter of the database name from the alphabetical directory. Most databases are accessible from off campus and some of the databases you may find useful to locate articles related to media history include: 

Communication & Mass Media Complete offers full text access for over 200 titles and contains citation coverage for thousands of additoinal sources. Dates and coverage vary.
 
ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary database indexing over 14,000 publications, the majority of them available in full text. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences, and more. 
 
Academic Search Complete includes more than 8500 periodicals (newspapers, magazines and journals) in all subject areas. Most articles are available full-text online.
 
PsycInfo contains more than 2 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed.    
 
Proquest Education Journals Indexes over 800 education related periodical titles. Full text access is available for 650 titles.
 

Google Scholar Using the link from the database page will identify results that the library has in the collection.


General Search Tips

Database Searching Tips

·     Select/switch to the advanced search option

  • Do a keyword search first to see what is available
  • Too many results? Add an additional term or two
  • Too few results? Think of synonyms for your term(s)
  • Many databases have a Thesaurus function
  • Refine or limit your search to scholarly/peer reviewed articles
  • All databases allow you to print or email your results
  • Use the reference list from an article to locate additional sources

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