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Communication Studies databases

Communication Abstracts, Communication & Mass Media Complete, and Film & Television Literature Index are our main subject-specific databases for journal aarticles related to Communication Studies, but there are many other databases that may be relevant to your research depending on your topic.

  • Academic Search Complete
    A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in searchable PDF format.

  • Communication Abstracts
    Communication Abstracts indexes and abstracts journal articles, books, book chapters and reports in the field of communication studies. It is international in scope and includes general communication, mass communication, organizational communication, radio, television, broadcasting, journalism, public relations, public opinion, advertising, small group communication, interpersonal and intrapersonal communication.

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Indexes over 400 hundred journals in communication studies and includes the full-text for two hundred journals. The database is the result of a merger of Commsearch (NCA) and Mass Media Articles Index (University of Pennsylvania). Relevant for all areas of communication studies including cultural communication, media studies, film, journalism and broadcasting.

  • Film & Television Literature Index
    Bibliographic database of film and television literature that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 300 publications, and selected coverage of 300 more.

  • Gender Studies Database
    Gender Studies (GSD) combines Women's Studies International and Men's Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues. It covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. Though not all content is fulltext, the database features Find it @ Concordia links to articles online and in the Libraries, and includes some direct links to articles and documents freely available on the Web.

  • Humanities & social sciences index retrospective
    Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences with high-quality indexing of more than 1,300,000 articles in nearly 1,100 periodicals, dating as far back as 1907, as well as citations of over 240,000 book reviews.

  • International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA)
    A wide range of subjects in the performing arts is covered in IIPA Full Text: dance, film, drama, opera, stagecraft, comedy, pantomime, puppetry, magic and television.

  • International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA) on EBSCO
    International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA) is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Covers political science method and theory; political thinkers and ideas; governmental & administrative institutions; political process including public opinion; international relations; and national and area studies. The abstracts summarize the source articles. Articles in English are abstracted in English; those in other languages are abstracted in French, with all titles translated into English.

  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
    Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) covers disciplines concerned with the nature and use of language. The database is international in scope and covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Coverage is also given to various fields of lingusitics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. Materials indexed include journal articles, conference proceedings, theses and book chapters.

  • MediArXiv
    MediArXiv is an open access archive for media, film, and communication research. MediArXiv provides "...a non-profit platform for media, film, and communication scholars to upload their working papers, pre-prints, accepted manuscripts (post-prints), and published manuscripts. The service is open for articles, books, and book chapters."

  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
    Published since 1967 by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (New York), RILM contains records in over 100 languages; entries include original-language titles, title translations in English, full bibliographic information, and abstracts in English, as well as author, journal, and in-depth subject indexes. RILM currently contains nearly 400,000 entries which include music related works from articles, books, bibliographies, dissertations, film & video to concert reviews and recording notes - provided the items are of scholarly interest.

  • Sociological Abstracts
    Indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews from more than 1,800 serial publications, as well as abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

  • Art Full Text (W.H. Wilson)
    Art Full Text provides high-quality indexing and abstracts for peer-reviewed journals and art dissertations, artist books, materials and methods, profiles, and more. It indexes art reproductions. This database coverage includes advertising art, antiques, archaeology, architecture and architectural history, art history, computers in art, crafts, decorative arts, fashion design, folk art, graphic arts, industrial design, Interior design, landscape architecture, motion pictures, museology, non-Western art, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, television, textiles, video.


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