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Key Media Studies Databases
Communication Source Communication Source is the most comprehensive resource on the market for communication research. Communication Source was developed from a merger of high-quality EBSCO databases, Communication and Mass Media Complete and Communication Abstracts (formerly published by Sage), and includes many unique sources not previously available in other databases. Communication Source offers abstracts and indexing as well as full-text content from publications worldwide pertaining to Communication, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Discourse, Speech-Language Pathology, Media Studies and other fields relevant to the discipline.
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media This directory has been the definitive source for media information since 1969. The premier directory for up-to-date data, it contains more than 57,000 listings for radio and television stations, cable companies and print media publishers.
A note about EBSCO
Sending a search through multiple focused databases
EBSCO is not a database. EBSCO is the brand name of a company that supplies dozens of our library's databases.
The advantage to knowing this: you can hand-pick particular EBSCO databases to search simultaneously
Three of those linked from this page—Religion & Philosophy Collection, GreenFILE, and Philosopher's Index—are EBSCO databases.
Hence you can, if you want, save time by sending the same search through two of these databases, or all three, at the same time. To select databases for such a simultaneous search, hit the Choose Databases link above the searchboxes.
Databases are big-ticket items, so vendors frequently offer clients the equivalent of a 'test drive.'
Database trials typically give free access to students and faculty for several weeks. Ideally such a trial coincides with student research projects designed to exploit the resource, thus enabling departments to decide whether particular databases would be worthwhile additions.
If you know of online resources that you would like to try, please tell Len Barish, Helen Bieber or me so the library can look into making optimal arrangements.
Omnisearch A unified, customized index of Kutztown University’s information resources. Essentially allows the researcher to search all of KU's most popular databases using the EBSCOhost interface.
EBSCO facilitates saving your research and generating bibliographies with a free MyEBSCO Account. The Omnisearch appliance looks through nearly all our library's online and physical holdings.
Sage Journals Online SAGE Journals Online is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of more than 485 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. Kutztown also has access to the SAGE Deep Backfile Package which provides access to 410+ SAGE journals in the fields of business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine with full-text content back to volume 1, issue 1. Coverage: 1879 - Current