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Communication, Film, and Media

A research guide for topics in Communications, Film, and Media.

Finding Articles

Communication and Mass Media Complete

  • Hundreds of active full text journals that cover communications, communication theory, journalism, mass media, technology, linguistics, and speech pathology.


  • JSTOR ("journal storage") provides electronic access to back issues (from the date of first publication) of selected, core journals. The goal of the project is to build a "reliable and comprehensive archive of important scholarly journal literature." The journals are organized into the Arts and Sciences Collections I & II, the General Sciences Collection, the Ecology and Botany Collection, and the Business Collection.

Other databases

Academic Search Complete at EBSCOhost

  • Scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

Research Library (at ProQuest)

  • Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. 2,600+ publications.

Getting a journal article

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Print version in Ingram Library

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