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Online Encyclopedia

Key Databases

  • Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
    200 full-text journals and magazines with 160 active full-text peer-reviewed journals covering all key fields of the humanities, including literature, communication and language, as well as art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and more.
  • Humanities Source
    For researchers interested in all aspects of the humanities including the arts, history, communications, culture, literature and philosophy. Over 1,100 active full-text journals and magazines with 930 active full-text peer-reviewed journals.
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega
    Full text articles in the social sciences on subjects such as intercultural communication, nonverbal communication, communication in education, and psychological aspects of communication.
  • ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection
    This multidisciplinary database includes articles from scholarly journals and the popular press. Search topics on the newspaper industry, journalism, polls and surveys, interpersonal communications, employee relations and more.

Streaming Video

  • Films on Demand: Communication Video Collection
    Over 800 videos on human communication, interpersonal and group communication, advertising and public relations, broadcasting, digital media, film studies, film, video & audio production, journalism, publishing, media & society.

Other Resources

  • Academic Search Complete
    Over 6,400 active, full-text journals, more than 5,700 of which are peer reviewed titles, providing access to critical information on all topics, including Communication, unique to this database.
  • ERIC
    Coverage of topics like speech communication, computer mediated communication, nonverbal communication and interpersonal communication.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: Social Sciences
    Search doctoral dissertations and masters theses for communication topics.
  • Sage Premier Journals
    Thousands of full text, peer-reviewed journal articles on communication topics.

Historic Newspapers

Citing Sources

  • APA Style Guide
  • MLA Style Guide
  • Zotero
    A citation generator and management tool, Zotero can help you keep all of your citation information together and generate a bibliography for you.


Books related to communication have call numbers in the 300's. Find the Mahoney Library Reference books on the main floor. All other circulating communication books are located on the upper floor, right side.