Portland State University

Communication Resources

Recommended Resources

Provides citations and abstracts for articles and books from primary research journals in human communication studies.

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 area Atlantic history, classics, Jewish studies, Islamic studies, Medieval studies, Renaissance and Reformation, British and Irish literature, cinema and media studies, education, communication, linguistics, philosophy, public health, childhood studies, and social work. 

Other Resources

Presents images and information for advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines from 1911 to 1955. Focuses on five main 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.

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

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

Academic peer-reviewed books.

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.

Includes digitized historic Oregon newspapers published between 1860 and 1922.

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 1963 to the present.

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.

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. Please click on the "Sign Out" button on the upper right-hand side of the page after you are done to free up the seats for others.

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 U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. Includes special news-related programming such as ABC's Nightline since 1989.