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StarBest Bet Databases in Communication

Communication and Mass Media Complete Star
Communication scholarly journals and trade journals, plus articles on communication topics from related disciplines, 1915-present.
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ComAbstracts Star
Abstracts of articles and books on communication theory, interpersonal communication, mass communication, advertising and marketing, broadcasting, journalism, public opinion, and public relations. Coverage varies; earliest is 1915-present.
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Academic Search Premier Star
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Additional Databases in Communication

Ethnic NewsWatch & ENW: A History
Full-text articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of ethnic communities in the United States. In several languages, 1965-present.
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Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
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Reviews from magazines and journals, 1914-present.
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Film Literature Index
Citations to articles appearing in popular and scholarly film periodicals journals from 130 countries, 1976-2001.
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Films On Demand
Streaming collection of educational videos and historical newsreels . To create playlists and link to course pages, see FAQ.
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Historical New York Times
The entire New York Times, searchable, in image files, from 1851 to three years ago.
Also known as: New York Times
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International Bibliography of the Social Sciences : IBSS
Unique international coverage of social sciences journals, books and book chapters in over 100 languages, 1951-present.
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International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Articles, with bibliographies, from experts on all aspects of the social sciences. Current.
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JSTOR
Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
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LexisNexis Academic
In Firefox, requires v. 21.0 or higher.
Massive database of US and international newspapers; case and statutory law and law reviews; business periodicals, 1980-present.
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MEF Films Online
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Educational films on current issues.
Also known as: Kanopy
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Project Muse
Scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences published by university presses; searchable by journal issue, author, and keyword, 1996-present.
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ProQuest Congressional
Hearings, bills, laws and legislative histories, committee prints, Congressional Research Service reports, Congressional Record and predecessors, and the Serial Set.
Also known as: LexisNexis Congressional
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Readers' Guide Abstracts
Citations and abstracts for articles from popular periodicals from the U.S. and Canada, 1890-present.
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Sage Journals
More than 645 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine, 1999-present.
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SimplyMap
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A tool for creating maps illustrating hundreds of social, economic and climatic variables.
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Social Sciences Abstracts
Citations to journal articles in the social sciences, 1983-present.
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Sociological Abstracts
References to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, and conference papers on sociology and related disciplines, 1960-present.
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Web of Science
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1956-present; and Science 1900-present.
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WorldCat
Works poorly with Safari and OS 10.5.
The combined catalogs of most U.S. libraries. Material not owned by UMass Amherst can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
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