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Finding Relevant Articles

  • Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
    Provides quality research in areas related to communication and mass media.
  • SocINDEX
    Covers sociology and related disciplines, such as anthropology, criminology, demography, economic development, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, social psychology, social work, and urban studies.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Nearly everyone can find information on their topic in this tool. Use Limits to narrow by date, source type, and scholarly/popular.
  • Readers' Guide Full Text Select  Icon
    Focuses on current events coverage from the most popular periodicals.
  • Newswires  Icon
    Provides close to real-time access to news from the following agencies: Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire. Possesses a 30-day archive.
  • Newspaper Source [enhanced with Newspaper Source Plus]
    Provides access for U.S. and international newspapers.
  • Humanities Full Text  Icon
    Incorporates scholarly content from hundreds of journals along with reviews of many kinds of books, performances, and events.
  • Essay & General Literature Index  Icon
    Provides citations for pieces in the field of literature from collections of essays and miscellaneous sources from the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada.

Other Useful Databases

  • Google Scholar
    Includes journal articles, book chapters and essays, and sometimes entire books. Text is frequently not available for free, but can be accessed using WorldCat or Interlibrary Loan.
  • Statista
    Highlights the most recent and relevant statistics and quantitative research on a wide array of topics.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Offers News, Legal, and Company information. See separate search boxes near bottom of screen.

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