Communication Databases


Start with these databases:

Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost)
This database indexing, abstracts, and some full-text coverage of numerous journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields.
Sage Journals Online
General purpose database for scholarly articles.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary, database; with full text coverage of 4600 journals in a range of subjects. This database is a good starting place for almost any topic search.

Other article databases:

Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)
A top level full-text business database consisting of popular business magazines, scholarly journals and trade publications.
ComAbstracts (CIOS)
Abstracts of articles in primary professional literature in communications; this is an excellent finding tool, with limited full text.
Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
A full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.
GenderWatch (ProQuest)
Indexing, abstracts and full-text collection of journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, conference reports on gender studies sources with coverage from the 1970’s to the present.
JSTOR
A scholarly journal archive that provides image and full text access to archival (more than 5 years old) scholarly journals in a wide variety of subject areas.
LexisNexis Academic
Indexing and full text documents for over 5600 news, business, legal, medical and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options. This is an excellent database for information on current issues or business.
MasterFILE Complete (EBSCOhost)
Multidisciplinary database designed for public libraries that covers virtually every subject area of general interest. Provides a large collection of popular full-text magazines, journals, and other sources from the world’s leading publishers as well as a large image collection of photos, maps and flags.
Project MUSE
Provides full-text access to a selection of humanities and social sciences journals.
ProQuest Newsstand
Full-text of 300+ U.S. and international news sources. Includes coverage of 150+ major U.S. and international newspapers such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires.
PsycINFO (EBSCOhost)
This database is a resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations and is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains approximately 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s with DOIs for over 1.4 million records. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to present, includes international material selected from around 2,400 periodicals in dozens of languages.
ScienceDirect (Elsevier)
Extensive database of Elsevier journals in a wide range of subjects. Excellent searching capabilities and full text access. An excellent resource for authoritative information in many subject disciplines.
Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
Consolidated searching of Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Index. Searchable by all elements of the citation. Limited full text provided.

Reference databases:

Gale Virtual Reference Library
An online reference utility that hosts selected encyclopedias and other reference publications.
Oxford Reference Online - Premium
Language and subject reference works from Oxford Press into single cross searchable reference.
Sage Knowledge
Offers access to selected reference encyclopedias, handbooks, and videos with coverage mostly in the areas of social sciences and health care.

Other useful resources:

Library Catalog
Search for books, audio, video, and periodicals at the Dixie State University Library.
Electronic Books
A list of ebook databases available at Dixie.
EndNote Web
Manage your citations with a bibliographic utility.
Full-Text Periodicals List
Find a specific journal or magazine.
ILLiad
Borrow materials from other libraries using interlibrary loan.
UEN Digital Media Service
Collection of educational videos available to K-12 educators, college faculty and students, as well as the general public. Includes eMedia, CollegeMedia, PreMedia and MediaHub. Free registration is required on the site.
WorldCat Discovery
Search library catalogs in Utah and beyond.