Welcome to the NU Libraries Guide to Resources in Communication Studies!
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Communications and Mass Media Complete (Current NU only)
Provides quality research in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 440 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 640 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for 326 journals.
Project Muse (Current NU only)
Project Muse allows searching of articles from journals in the humanities, including religion, literature, philosophy, cultural studies, women's studies, film and the arts. Coverage is generally from about 1994 to the present, depending on the journal.
JSTOR (Current NU only)
A trusted digital archive of academic journals and other scholarly content. Most journals include extended historic backfiles and not current issues.
Sage Premier Journals Online (Current NU only)
Includes the full text of 555 journals, 1999 to current, many of them related to communication and media studies.
Lexis Nexis Academic (Current NU only)
Provides up-to-date news, business and legal information from newspapers, periodicals, public records, and legal documents, often within 24 hours of publication, and in some cases going back 20 years. Most documents are available in full text.
Academic Search Premier (Current NU only)
This multi-disciplinary database provides some full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 titles
Business Source Complete (Current NU only)
Business research database, providing indexing and much full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
SECONDARY DATABASES (Current NU only)
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