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Communication Research

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    Communication & Mass Media Complete™ provides the most robust, quality research solution 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 to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline."CMMC offers cover-to-cover ('core') indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected ('priority') coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 480 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915). CMMC contains a sophisticated Communication Thesaurus and comprehensive reference browsing (i.e. searchable cited references for peer-reviewed journals covered as 'core'). "In addition, CMMC features over 5,400 Author Profiles, providing biographical data and bibliographic information, and covering the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database. To further develop and enhance this database, EBSCO has established two working groups of expert advisors represented by leading librarians, bibliographers, and professionals in the areas of communication and mass media."
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    Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database "with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc."
  • "SAGE Premier is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, and Medicine"
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    "JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content to support scholarship and teaching. The JSTOR digital archive includes more than 1,500 leading academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work."
  • This database provides full-text of more than 50 major newspapers from the US and around the world, many same day of publication, plus extensive archives of Financial Times (dating back to 1982), The New York Times (dating back to 1980) and the Washington Post (dating back to 1977). This database also provides:
    • more than 400 magazines, journals, and over 600 newsletters including: American Demographics, American Journalism Review, Business Week, The Economist, Ebony, Industry Standard, Jane's Defense Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Nation's Business, Tokyo Business Today, Variety, etc.
    • broadcast transcripts from the major television and radio networks, including ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC and NPR, as well as political transcripts from Federal News Service and emediamillworks (formerly Federal Document Clearing House)
    • campus news including the Chronicle of Higher Education and nearly 300 individual college/university papers
    • Non-English language news sources, available in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch, include both newspapers and magazines

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