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COM: Finding Background Information
For basic background information, overviews, and links to other related resources, check out these reference sources:
- Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications
Explores the ways that editorial content--from journalism and scholarship to films and infomercials--is developed, presented, stored, analyzed, and regulated around the world.
- Encyclopedia of Rhetoric
Brings together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion.
An audiovisual library of more than 120,000 U.S. and international advertisements (1999-present), including Television, Digital, Print, Radio, and more. Content originates from over 20,000 advertising agencies, each providing critical information, such as Title, Agency, Advertiser, Brand, Taglines, and full credits.
- Entertainment, Media and Advertising Market Research Handbook 2015-2016 (opens .pdf file)
- Oxford Bibliographies Online (Communications subject section)
Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a range of subject areas. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable.
COM: Finding Articles
For articles from journals, newspapers, and other periodicals, check out these article and abstract databases:
- Communication Source
Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media.
Contains abstracts of articles and books published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field as well as bibliographic records and audio materials.
- Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
Provides searchable access to the full-text of more than two dozen major entertainment industry and popular magazines from the late Nineteenth Century to 2000.
- Film & Television Literature Index
Indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television.
- Alternative Press Index
Indexes almost 300 alternative, radical, and left periodicals, newspapers, and magazines.
- Ethnic NewsWatch
Full-text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic and minority press in America.
Full-text publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.
- Contemporary Women's Issues
Full-text articles on a broad range of women's issues, bringing together such disciplines as sociology, psychology, health, education, child and family studies, marriage and family therapy, aging, gerontology and human rights.