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This page is your starting point for finding databases, websites and other digital collections for Communication. You'll find key sites especially useful for research or rewarding to browse: core databases for finding articles, news sites, reference tools, streaming video, much more.
Here is a sample of resources that may be especially useful or interesting. Use the tabs at the top of the page to browse others.
And if you are on the UCSD campus, take time to view the sculpture shown in the image above, located outside the Communication and Media Building.
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). [Full Description]
More than 1500 sources worldwide, including 650 in the U.S. Largely newspapers,local news video for the U.S.; newspapers for Canada, UK and other English-speaking countries. For the rest of the world mostly wire services, BBC news digests
1968-present. Browse or search summaries of evening network news programs for ABC, CBS and NBC from 1968, CNN from 1995, Fox News from 2004. Streaming video for CNN and NBC only. From the video archives maintained by Vanderbilt University.
All dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, Internet; US & international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues & court cases; ownership & economics. Published 2009 under direction of Christopher Sterling. Print version is 6 volumes
Library of Congress digital library of primary source and archival material relating to American culture and history: print, manuscripts, photographs, moving pictures and recorded sound. More than 150 collections and growing.
Can't wait for 2012? See video of presidential campaign commercials from 1952 to 2008. More than 300 digitized commercials are presented, along with analysis, historical background, and results from each election.
Lists resources & links for the diverse fields of Communication: news, indexes, organizations, subject guides (advertising, journalism, media diversity, media law, new media, political communication, etc). Maintained by American Library Association Committee on Electronic Resources in Communication Studies
1861-present. Database of citations to doctoral dissertations & master's theses from 1,000+ universities. Full-text of most UC dissertations published 1996 and later. Most others available on Interlibrary Loan.