Communication & Mass Media Complete

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Communication & Mass Media Complete is a database of scholarly literature on all aspects of communication studies, including discourse, linguistics, media studies, and rhetoric. It includes citations, indexing, and abstracts for over 600 journals, and it includes the full text of over 200 journals. It also includes indexing and some full text for books and conference proceedings.

This database incorporates and continues two previous databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies: CommSearch (produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (produced by Pennsylvania State University).



For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

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Citations with indexing and abstracts; full-text or full-image content for many titles.

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Various scholarly publishers.

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