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COMM U490 - Senior Seminar in Communication: Journal Articles & Databases

Communications Senior Seminar LibGuide

Subject Specific Databases

This library tutorial will help you learn how to use the database Communication and Mass Media Complete. Alan W. Aldrich. University Libraries, University of South Dakota. Although this database if from University of South Dakota it goes into detail on how to use the advanced search screen to find communication topics.

General / Multidisciplinary Databases

These General / Multidisciplinary databases include some core journals in communication. They are a good place to start your searching.

Limit your search to Scholarly or Peer Reviewed articles. Choose the last 5 to 10 years (depending on discipline), unless you are looking for historical perspectives. Take advantage of Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT) to help focus your search. Don’t automatically choose full text.  Many articles can be found full text using Full Text Finder. When in doubt check with your professor OR Ask a Librarian for help!