Menu Flyout

Communication Studies

FIND ARTICLES       Academic and Scholarly Articles
  ComAbstracts  Authentication Required      Updated throughout the year A database of article abstracts, books, bibliographic records, and other sources of relevance to researchers, scholars, and students interested in fields related to human communication studies (mass communication, human interaction, rhetoric, health communication, communication and new media, journalism, communication history, etc.).
  Communication & Mass Media Complete  Full Text Available Authentication Required      1915-present CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. It offers indexing and abstracts for 690 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for 380 journals. Features over 5,000 Author Profiles.
  JSTOR  Full Text Available Authentication Required     1831-2007; varies by title Full-text backfiles to almost 850 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - IV, Arts & Sciences VII, and Biological Sciences collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year.
  PsycARTICLES  Full Text Available Authentication Required     1894-present Contains approximately 150,000 articles from over 70 journals published by the APA and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
  PsycINFO  Authentication Required Citations and abstracts to articles from more than 1300 international journals in psychology and related fields, going back to the 1600s. This database covers all areas of psychology, including experimental, developmental, communications, social processes and issues, personality, physical and psychological disorders, professional issues, applied psychology, educational psychology, and behavioral literature in such related fields as law, business and medicine. Also includes citations for books and book chapters. 
    Electronic Journals
  Communication Education
  Communication Research
  Critical Studies in Media Communication
  Journal of Applied Communication Research
  Quarterly Journal of Speech
  Text and Performance Quarterly
  Find other titles available in full text...
    General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
  Academic Search Complete  Full Text Available Authentication Required      1887-present; updated daily The world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, Academic Search Complete indexes more than 11,200 journals, and provides full text for more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. Includes PDF content going back as far as 1887. Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals.
  LexisNexis Academic  Full Text Available Authentication Required      varies by title; mostly 1980s-present Search current news, business information (including business news and corporate financials), and legal news and information. International news sources are also included.
FIND BOOKS     Online Catalogs
  Doane's Online Library Catalog A shared catalog of 10 Nebraska private-college libraries, including Perkins Library at Doane College. Search one library or all 10 by selecting from "Library" drop-down list.
  WorldCat  Authentication Required      1000 CE-present; updated daily Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. The database can also be searched through its free web interface, at
REFERENCE SOURCES     Dissertations and Theses
  WorldCat Dissertations and Theses  Authentication Required     updated daily Index of over 8 million dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by member libraries, including all subjects.
    General Reference Works
  Oxford Reference Online  Full Text Available Authentication Required  Over 100 full text language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Topics covered include general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities, social sciences, and business.
WEBSITES*     General
  Communication Studies Resources A well-organized directory of Web resources useful for research, covering advertising, culture studies, digital media, film studies, interpersonal and small group communication, journalism and mass media, media studies, and rhetoric, as well as online tools for communication studies researchers. From Karla Tonella at the University of Iowa Department of Communication Studies.
  MCS: The Media and Communications Studies Site From the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. A well-organized, searchable collection of links to Web content on a wide variety of topics including gender and ethnicity, news media, advertising, film studies, visual images, textual analysis, media influence, and more.
    Mass Media and Freedom of Speech  
  First Amendment Handbook From the Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press and edited by Gregg P. Leslie, this online handbook provides detailed analysis of constitutional law issues as they relate to the practice of journalism. Sections cover access to courts, places and people, the Freedom of Information Act, confidentiality, surreptitious recording, libel, invasion of privacy, prior restraint, and copyright.
  Freedom Forum The Web site of a non-partisan foundation devoted to free speech and freedom of the press. Includes online exhibits from the Newseum, a museum of news media, graphic images of front pages from around the world updated daily, and the latest news and analysis of first amendment issues.
    Special Topics  
  Center for Nonverbal Studies Includes a "nonverbal dictionary" with images and information about gestures and body language cues.
  American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank Database of over 5,000 speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, and interviews.
  Gifts of Speech      1848- A searchable archive of selected women's speeches worldwide from 1848 on, sponsored by Sweet Briar College.
  History Channel Speech Archive Browse by subject or author for over 500 speeches. Presented in video format.
  Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches Hosted by the American Public Media Group, this site provides audio and transcripts of speeches by prominent African Americans from Booker T. Washington to Barack Obama.
*Descriptions for websites are from the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College.