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Use Communication and Mass Media Complete to Find Articles

Out of the hundreds of library research databases, the one most often used for communication studies topics is Communication and Mass Media Complete. This database offers full text for nearly 200 journals and abstracts for over 300 more.

Tips for searching for academic articles

  • Click on Communication and Mass Media Complete in the box above, and then click on the orange Connect button to enter the database
  • Enter your search terms
  • When your results come up in the database, click on "Academic Journals" on the left side of the results screen. This will eliminate SOME of the magazines/journals that are not appropriate for research assignments.
  • Select an article that interests you; check the name of the journal the article is published in to make sure it is on the instructor's approved list.
  • Note: Even if you limit to "Academic Journals" within the database, you still need to evaluate the article to make sure it meets the criteria for a scholarly article. You may stumble onto book reviews or editorials published within academic journals not considered appropriate for research.

Communication Theory Research

Reference Resources

Encyclopedia of Communication Theory

Research Databases

Communication and Mass Media Complete

Film & Television Literature Index Full Text



Argumentation and Advocacy
Asian Journal of Communication
Business Communication Quarterly
Canadian Journal of Communication
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies
Communication, Culture, and Critique
Communication Education
Communication Monographs
Communication Quarterly
Communication Reports
Communication Research
Communication Research Reports

Communication Studies
Communication Teacher
Communication Theory
Communication Yearbook
Critical Discourse Studies
Critical Studies in Media Communication
Discourse & Communication
Discourse & Society
Environmental Communication
European Journal of Communication
Health Communication
Howard Journal of Communications
Human Communication Research
International Journal of Listening
Journal of Applied Communication Research
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Journal of Business Communication
Journal of Communication


Journal of Communication Inquiry
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Journal of Family Communication
Journal of Health Communication
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication
Journal of Nonverbal Behavior
Journal of Public Relations Research
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
KB Journal
Management Communication Quarterly
Mass Communication & Society
Media, Culture & Society
Philosophy & Rhetoric
Political Communication
Popular Communication
Public Relations Quarterly
Qualitative Research Reports in Communication
Quarterly Journal of Speech
Review of Communication
Rhetoric Society Quarterly
Southern Communication Journal
Technical Communication Quarterly
Television & New Media
Text and Performance Quarterly
Visual Communication
Western Journal of Communication


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