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Communication and Rhetorical Studies Resources: Databases

Archival Periodicals

General Databases covering Communication & Rhetorical studies

Transcultural Communication

  • Chicano Database
    Bibliographic materials on Mexican-American topics 1960 to the present. Scope expanded 1992 to include the broader Latino experience, including Cuban Americans and Central American immigrants. Includes the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database.

  • GenderWatch
    Full-text publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.

  • Ethnic News Watch
    A collection of full text articles from 200 publications covering the ethnic, minority and native press in America with international coverage. ENW provides news, culture and history from a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints.
  • International Index to Black Periodicals
    Includes content from over 150 international scholarly and popular periodicals in Black studies, covering a wide array of humanities and social science disciplines including art, cultural criticism, economics, education, health, history, language and literature, law, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology among others.
  • Race Relations Abstracts
    Current information in the area of race relations. Issues covered include discrimination, education, employment, health, politics, law and legislation.

Legal Communication


  • NexisUni
  • Access more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790, together with extensive current and historical U.S. state and federal statutes, published court decisions and regulations. Registering for a free ID and password within the interface is recommended for those looking to take advantage of personalization features such as alerts, saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.
  • PAIS International
    Index with abstracts to articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories about public affairs from 1972 to the present.

Business/ Organizational / Marketing Communication

    • ABI Inform
      Index and abstracts to articles from leading business and management publications, including English-language titles from outside the U.S. Full abstract and indexing coverage begins with 1992. Full text available for over 600 titles.
    • World Advertising Research Center
      The database contains over 25,000 articles, case studies, research reports and summaries covering all areas of marketing communications drawn from more than 30 leading content sources worldwide. These include WARC's own publications (e.g. Admap, the International Journal of Advertising) as well as those from its many partner organizations.


    • Business Full Text
      Provides indexing and abstracting of articles from over 800 English-language business magazines, trade and research journals, plus the full text of selected periodicals.


    • Business Source Elite
      Business Source Elite contains full text from the world's top management and marketing journals including the Harvard Business Review.


  • Proquest Research Library
    Covers a wide range of topics including the arts, business, education, general interest, law, military, psychology, and women's interests.

Political Communication

  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    Citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields from 1989 to the present, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.
  • Polling the Nations
    A unique compilation of questions and responses from more than 6,500 national, state, local and special surveys in the US and over 60 other countries. The surveys contain information on over 3,000 subjects, from social and political concerns to economic issues. Data gathered by professional polling organizations, television networks, universities, newspapers, etc.

  • Peace Research Abstracts
    Peace Research Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.