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Social Sciences - Media and Communication: Databases and journals

Formerly known as Communication Studies.

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Newspaper databases

Visit the Newspaper and news sources guide for information on finding newspapers, news magazines and news sources, in print, on microfilm or online.

It details both current and historical sources that you can access through the University Library or on the web.


Welcome to the Media and Communication guide! In this guide you will find information resources for your major. Click on the tabs to navigate.


Databases contain journal articles and other publications and most are available in full text. Search the following databases to find information resources on your subject. Using OneSearch will search across a number of databases at one time.


To search for Media and Communication related journals, try different keyword searches in OneSearch.

This example uses the keywords 'communicat* AND media'. The truncation symbol * will allow your search to include all endings of the word for example 'communication, communicate, communications, communicating' etc.

Use the drop down menu to search for only journal titles.

Once your search results are presented, you can use the limits on the left to further refine your search. For example you can refine by 'topic', 'online', 'peer reviewed' etc.

Some key journals in the field include: