Communication

Recommended Databases

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Some full-text. Provides research solutions in areas related to communication and mass media; for students, researchers, and educators. Some of the articles are indexed without including full text, but there is also a significant amount of full text available. This database originated with the acquisition and subsequent merging of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University).

Gale's Communication & Mass Media Collection
Full-text. A custom collection of more than 250 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature. Covers from 1980 to the present.

ComAbstracts
Citations and Abstracts only. Includes more than 28,000 article and book abstracts and bibliographic records from the professional literature of the communication field.

Other Useful Databases

Computer Database
Indexes articles on communications via the Internet. Contains many full-text articles. Click on "Library Holdings" to see what issues of the source publication the Oregon Tech Library has in print. Indexes articles providing computer-related product introductions, news, and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology. Covers from 1980 - present.

PsycINFO
Index, abstracts, and some full-text. Articles on the psychosocial aspects of communications, including nonverbal communication, mediation, and interpersonal and group dynamics. Coverage is worldwide, and includes references and abstracts to more than 1,900 journals and dissertations in more than 35 languages, and to book chapters and books in the English language. Popular literature is excluded. Check Hedgehog to see if the Oregon Tech Library owns the source publication. Covers from 1872 - present.

Sage Journals Online
The SAGE Full-Text Collections are award-winning, discipline-specific research databases of the most popular peer-reviewed journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning published by SAGE Publications and participating societies. These comprehensive databases include more than 246 journals, 240,000 articles, book reviews, and editorials, with all the original graphics, tables, and page numbers. The Collections provide researchers and students with a research environment that is easy to use and complete with the most up-to-date content and backfiles back to volume 1, issue 1.

Social Sciences Index
Indexes articles on social issues related to communications, such as censorship, media influence on society, and socioeconomic aspects of information. A symbol appearing next to a reference retrieved by a search links to the Oregon Tech Library catalog and shows what print issues of the source publication the Oregon Tech Library has.