Communication Databases

Recommended Databases

Provides citations and abstracts of articles and books published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field including journalism.

Offers indexing and abstracts for journals. Includes full text articles.

Indexes journal citations and other publications covering all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. 

Includes scholarly bibliographies that provide research guidance in several topical areas. Our current subscriptions cover the classics, Jewish studies, Islamic studies, medieval studies, the Renaissance and the Reformation, British and Irish literature, childhood studies,  Chinese studies, cinema and media studies, American literature, education, communication, linguistics, philosophy, public health, and international relations. 

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Presents images and information for advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines from 1911 to 1955. Focuses on these subject areas: radio, television, transportation, beauty & hygiene, and World War II.

Consists of full text, research reviews of current and emerging topics within sociology.

Composed of full text, research reviews of current and emerging topics in a variety of disciplines including the biomedical, physical and social sciences.

Provides text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history.

Consists of the archive of the British Pathe news corporation from 1896 to 1970. The archive covers history, social history, sports, news, and entertainment. Closed captions are not available.

Provides full text and citations to scholarly articles on all aspects of business, management, company profiles, and country information.

Provides citations and abstracts of articles and books published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field including journalism.

Offers reports on key issues in the U.S.Congress from 1923 to the present. Includes a searchable archive by keyword, date, or subject.

Includes academic ebooks that are part of Open Access.

Covers early American newspapers, a major primary source for American history. Provides unprecedented access to the nation's newspapers from 1690 to 1876. Series I covers 1690-1876, while series II and III cover 1821-1876.

Includes current newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and community publications of the ethnic, minority, and native presses. Includes scholarly journals on ethnicities and ethnic studies. Provides full text in English and Spanish.

Provides a repository where users can make all of their research, such as datasets, presentation slides, open lab notebooks, papers, media, figures, posters, code, theses, and filesets, available in a citableshareable,and discoverable manner.

Includes digitized historic Oregon newspapers published between 1860 and 1922.

Provides streaming access to numerous documentaries and films including selections from the Criterion Collection. Closed captions and transcripts are available.

Includes full text sources for regional, national, and international newspapers as well as business, legal, and medical publications, and also, government documents.

Indexes citations to journal articles, dissertations, and books about world literature, literary criticism, language, linguistics, and folklore from 1921 to the present.

Comprised of full text, topical articles and reports on current issues in the headlines such as health, the environment, and politics. 

Maintains controversial contemporary topic summaries and overviews of current issues that include aspects of the issues along with pro and con arguments and opinions.

Contains full text Oxford University Press handbooks on topics in the fields of business, management,  philosophy, political science, and religion. Handbooks provide overview, background, historical synthesis and reference lists.

Provides 400 topics, each with an overview containing objective background and description as well as point arguments and counterpoint opposing arguments.

Offers the DSM-V:Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed., the APA Practice Guidelines, and the American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP) in advance.

Maintains citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, and dissertations in psychology about human behavior from 1879 to the present.

Maintains public opinion survey results from U.S. academic, commercial, and media opinion surveys. Also includes international data. 

Maintains abstracts and datasets for public opinion survey results from U.S. academic, commercial, and media opinion surveys. Download of datasets from Roper require that users create an account using a PSU email address.

Contains full text, Sage research methods books, handbooks, and encyclopedias. Includes videos and interactive mapping tools.

Features demographic and psychographic data on U.S. adult consumer trends with consumer profile reports regarding product and brand usage, spending behaviors, lifestyles and attitudes as well as media use. Allows 5 simultaneous users. When you are done with your search, select the Sign Out button on the upper right-hand side of the page to free up the seats for others.

Indexes the citations of articles in high impact social science journals. Includes cited reference searching, (papers that have cited a paper of interest after it was originally published). Covers journals published from 1992 to the present.

Indexes citations to journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings in the field of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

Archives the full text of The Times of London from 1785 to 1985.

Archives individual network evening news broadcasts from the major US national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. Includes special news-related programming such as ABC's Nightline since 1989. Closed captions are not available.