Communication

Article Databases

Anthropology Plus Key site [UCSD Only]
Indexing database for anthropology, archaeology & related topics. Indexes articles in 2500+ scholarly journals, 1870 to present. Combines databases: Anthropological Literature (Harvard/Tozzer) and Anthropological Index (Royal Anthropological Institute).

ComAbstracts Key site [UCSD Only]
Lists articles in 130 communication journals. Starting dates vary, usually from first issue. Produced by Communication Institute for Online Scholarship; site includes other resources. Also use Communication Abstracts for coverage of many more journals.

Communication Abstracts Key site [UCSD Only]
1963-present. Abstracts articles, reports, papers, books from a variety of publishers and research institutions in all areas of communication studies (mass, interpersonal and new communication technologies).

Communication Studies: A Sage Full-Text Collection Key site [UCSD Only]
Dates vary. Searches full-text of 19 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some going back as far as 1955, and including most recent issues.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) Key site [UCSD Only]
1966-present. Education Resources Information Center is a database sponsored by the U.S. Dept of Education to provide access to educational-related literature. Includes citations and abstracts to journal articles (EJ) and documents (ED) in education.

FIAF: International Index to Film Periodicals Key site [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Includes comprehensive coverage of television periodicals 1972-2000, and coverage of television in film periodicals since that date. Also several other more specialized databases on film research.

Film and Television Literature Index Key site [UCSD Only]
1987-present; limited 1970-86. Covers writing about film and television for scholars, students and the general public. Subjects include film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, reviews.

Film Literature Index Key site
1976-2001. Indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover; 200 others selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly and critical to the popular. This version still in development.

LexisNexis Academic Key site [UCSD Only]
Thousands of full-text sources including newspapers, wires, transcripts, newsletters, magazines, trade journals; also industry news, company information, law reviews, court decisions. Coverage dates vary. Former name: Academic Universe.

PsycINFO Key site [UCSD Only]
1806-present. From the American Psychological Association. Provides access to scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Includes jrnl articles, books, chapters, and dissertations. Over 2,400 jrnl titles indexed.

Sociological Abstracts Key site [UCSD Only]
1963-present. Abstracts journal articles, monographs, dissertations, conference proceedings, other research covering sociology, social work, and related social sciences. Also includes selected web resources.

Academic Search Complete [UCSD Only]
Multidisciplinary database that indexes and abstracts articles in more than 10,900 journals and other publications in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese; full-text is available for over 5300 journals.

Alt-PressWatch [UCSD Only]
1995-present. Full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. Provides a valuable new source of coverage, viewpoints and perspectives to complement and challenge the coverage of the mainstream media.

Alternative Press Index and Archive [UCSD Only]
1969-current. Citations to articles alternative, radical, and left publications in North America which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

America: History and Life [UCSD Only]
1964-present. International database for research on all periods of U.S. and Canadian history, including very recent years. Includes abstracts of journal articles and listings of books and dissertations. For rest of world use Historical Abstracts

AnthroSource (American Anthropological Association) [UCSD Only]
Collection of online journals published by the American Anthropological Association, including current and past issues. Searchable.

Business Source Complete [UCSD Only]
Dates of coverage vary, some journals back to early 20th century. Abstracts and full text in virtually all subject areas related to business. Journal and magazine articles; also books, industry reports, company profiles, SWOT analysis, much more.

CMCHResearch: Center on Media and Child Health
Lists and describes publications on the effect of media exposure on childrens' physical and mental health.

CSCS Media and Culture Archive
These databases attempt to cover the field of contemporary Cultural Studies in South Asia and are searchable by broad subject and category.

Ethnic NewsWatch [UCSD Only]
1960-present. Full text U.S. ethnic community newspapers, newsletters, magazines. Includes African-American, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian-Pacific, European-American, Hispanic, Jewish, Native-American. Searchable in English and Spanish.

Film Index International
Film Index International is a major information resource for entertainment films and personalities produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute.

GenderWatch [UCSD Only]
A full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. 1970s-present.

Left Index [UCSD Only]
1990-present. Access to the diversity of literature on the left, with a primary emphasis on politically and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside the academy and a secondary emphasis on significant but little known sources of news and ideas.

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text [UCSD Only]
1984-present. Indexes English and foreign-language periodicals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, books, library school theses, and over 300 books per year. Full text articles cover to cover from over a hundred select publications, 1997-present.

MLA International Bibliography [UCSD Only]
The primary database of citations to journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and dissertations in the fields of non-Classical literatures and folklore. Important source for linguistics and non-technical aspects of theater & film. Ca. 1890-present.

PAIS Archive [UCSD Only]
1915-1976. Lists articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Lists print and electronic articles, books, and government publications on issues of public policy, including politics, government, economy, marine policy, law.

Periodicals Archive Online [UCSD Only]
1665-2000. Full text of 1.4 million articles from 450 North American and European journals in arts, humanities, social sciences. 20 percent non-English. Also try the much larger Periodicals Index Online.

Periodicals Index Online [UCSD Only]
1665-1995. Index to 16 million articles from 4,700 North American and European scholarly journals in arts, humanities, social sciences; 30 percent non-English language. 10 percent of articles listed also include page images from Periodicals Archive Online.

PsycARTICLES [UCSD Only]
1894-present. A database of full-text articles from more than 70 journals published by the American Psychological Assoc., the APA Educational Pub. Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Assoc. and Hogrefe & Huber.

Wall Street Journal (Historical) [UCSD Only]
1889-1992. Search and browse full text and display images of both articles and complete newspaper pages. Via Proquest. Recent years, 1985-present. Digital microfilm 2008-present.

Web of Knowledge [UCSD Only]
1900-present. Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index. Major database indexes 10,000+ journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts, & humanities, as well as conference proceedings.

Women's Studies International [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Abstracts of journal articles, books and other materials drawn from a variety of women's studies databases, including Womens Studies Abstracts (1984-present).