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    Media Education Foundations' Media and Communication Collection features over 75 documentaries which provide analysis on issues like sexism, hip hop, teen pregnancy, cultural and gender identity video game culture and more. Relevant to courses in Journalism, Sociology, Psychology, Media Studies and the Social Sciences generally, the films are made available via the Kanopy platform.

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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.

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A trusted digital archive of academic journals and other scholarly content. Most journals include extended historic backfiles and not current issues.

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Includes the full text of  555 journals, 1999 to current, many of them related to communication and media studies.

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.

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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

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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.

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This collection provides access to databases covering the international literature in the social sciences, including politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology and education. Featured databases include IBSS, PAIS and Sociological Abstracts. Together, they provide abstracts, indexing and full text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers and more, including deep indexing and full text from over 500 important social science journals.


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