Communications Databases

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Most Useful

Database Database Description
Academic Search Complete

Multidisciplinary database that indexes journals from a wide range of subject areas, including literature, history, ethnic studies, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and medical sciences. Includes many fulltext articles.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: scholarly articles
Business Source Complete

Index to over 8500 business-related journals, country reports, industry reports and company profiles. Coverage includes marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. 

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: scholarly articles
Communication & Mass Media Complete

Index of journals in areas related to communication and mass media. Includes many fulltext journals.

Dates of coverage: 1915 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles

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Database Database Description
Google Scholar

Search for scholarly literature from many different disciplines.  Indexes articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions.

Dates of coverage: varies
Content Type: scholarly articles
Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.  Includes court decisions, full text law reviews, thousands of full text news sources in English and foreign languages, and current data on 13 million companies.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: news, scholarly articles
SRDS Media Solutions

This database includes information about advertising and rates in all types of media sources. Includes Consumer Magazine Media, Local Media by DMA, Newspaper Media, TV and Cable Media, and Claritas Segmentation and Market Solutions (formerly known as LMAA and Nielsen SMS).

Dates of coverage: Current edition
Content Type: data, reference source
Web of Science (ISI)

Multidisciplinary database that includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index.

Dates of coverage: 1980 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles