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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
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.

    General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

  Global Issues in Context  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in hundreds of full-text, English language international periodicals and newspapers. Information is presented via issues and country portals.
  LexisNexis Academic  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    mostly 1980s-present, varies by title
Search current news, business information (including business news and corporate financials), and legal news and information. International news sources are also included.
  Westlaw Campus Research  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1975-present; updated daily
Access to a collection of news and business information sources including newspapers such as The New York Times and USA Today, magazines, trade journals, over 400 newswires and 900 broadcast transcripts. (Pop-up blocker must be disabled.)
  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.


    Electronic Journals

  CQ Researcher
  CQ Weekly
  Critical Studies in Media Communication
  Find other titles available in full text...

    News Sources

  Access World News  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1975-present; updated daily
Electronic editions of record for local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources -- with a world map. Unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid ads are excluded.
  Newspaper Source  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1997-present, varies by title
Cover-to-cover full text for over 70 national (U.S.) & international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), The Toronto Star, etc. Also contains selective full text for 376 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
  Chronicling America
This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
  Doane Owl 
    Library retains until microfilm is available
    Location: Newspapers, First Floor; Microfilm (1879-present), First Floor 
  Crete News 
    Library keeps current 2 years
    Location: Newspapers, First Floor
  Lincoln Journal Star 
    Library keeps current 3 months
    Location: Newspapers, First Floor; Online (June 1996-present)
  Omaha World Herald 
    Library keeps current 3 months
    Location: Newspapers, First Floor; Online (August 1983-present)
  Omaha Star
    Library keeps current year
    Location: Newspapers, First Floor
  USA Today 
    Library keeps current 3 months
    Location: Newspapers, First Floor; Online (Jul. 1987-present
  Wall Street Journal 
    Library keeps current 3 months
    Location: Newspapers, First Floor; Digital Microfilm (2008-present)
  Christian Science Monitor
    Library keeps current year
    Location: Newspapers, First Floor; Microfilm (1958-1975), First Floor  
  The New York Times
    Sunday only; Library keeps current 3 months
    Location: Newspapers, First Floor; Microfilm (1960-present), First Floor; Online (1985-present)


    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.
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    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


    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.



  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. Project for Excellence in Journalism - Understanding News in the Information Age
The Project for Excellence in Journalism is a research organization that specializes in using empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press. It is non partisan, non ideological and non political. News about the news industry, information for working journalists, background on issues of concern to journalists, and a detailed survey of the state of the news media, including print, broadcast, cable news, magazines, local TV, alternative media, and online news sources. PEJ's broadened research agenda will include a new series of continuing content studies of the news agenda, plus tracking of key industry trends, and timely commentary and analysis of that trend data. At the same time, PEJ will also continue its existing research, including publishing the State of the News Media, an annual report on American journalism, conducting "opportunistic" content studies on press performance of key events, offering occasional analysis of press behavior and publishing the Daily Briefing, a digest of media news.

    Special Topics

  Ten O'Clock News
An online archive of over 500 news broadcasts from 1974-1991 focusing on the African-American community in one US city, Boston. Impressive material for examining broadcast images of the school busing controversy, the challenge to apartheid, a local mayoral campaign and more - race relations as reflected in the evening news.
  Newseum: The Interactive Museum News 
This site shows "how and why news is made." It presents the history of news media, educational materials, and online exhibits. Also find "today's headlines from [hundreds of] U.S. and international newspaper front pages."

*Descriptions for websites are from the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College.