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Databases for Mass Communications: Electronic Publishing, Journalism, or Public Relations

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Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,000 journals with full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications. Well over 300 journals are specifically focused on communications, public relations, journalism, and electronic publishing.

1975--current | Some full text | More info

 

ACM Digital Library

From the Association for Computing Machinery, provides full text access to every article published by ACM, including over 50 years of archives. Link here to citations and abstracts from other publishers as well in The Guide to Computing Literature.

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Business Source Premier 

Designed for business researchers, provides full text for more than 2,100 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. Use theBusiness Searching Interface for the journals along with easy access to country economic data, company profiles, industry information, SWOT analyses, and market research (fromEBSCO)

Some full text | More info

 

Campus Research New and Improved at WestlawNEXT

Powered by Westlaw, a comprehensive collection of news, business, and law-related information sources. Provides hundreds of newspapers--national and international, magazines, news wires, trade journals, and company information. Campus Research will soon be part of the new Westlaw database, WestlawNEXT.

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CQ Researcher Plus Archive

Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of health issues, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Including pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, it is useful for term papers, debates, and speeches.

1923--current | Full text

 

CQ Weekly

online journal covering Congress, politics, and public policy. Includes roll call votes, floor action, Supreme Court decisions, and election coverage.

1983 --current | Full text

 

Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 4,000 journal titles many of which are in full text. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980--current | Some full text | More info

 

Google News Archive Search

Search the archives of newspapers, magazines, and other publications and  create time lines.

 

Newspapers/NewsStand

Access to over 500 national and international newspapers. Includes full text for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. (from ProQuest)

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Political Handbook of the World 

Provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system. Profiles 120 intergovernmental organizations, such as OPEC, NATO, the WTO, world and regional banks, and the agencies and specialized bodies of the United Nations.

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Sage--Communication Studies Collection

Sage scholarly journal collection provides titles for mass communication, media studies, and written communication.

1999--current | Full text

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Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view

 

Video Librarian Plus 

Provides online access to a searchable database of over 20,000 full-text video reviews, a searchable database of nearly 1,000 video distributors, breaking news, and a months in advance video release calendar. 

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WorldCat 

From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program.

Bibliographic records

 

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