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Mass Communication: Databases


Academic Search Complete

  • A multi-disciplinary index to more than 8,000 journals, about half of which are full-text
  • Can limit search to scholarly (peer reviewed) journals
  • Search results listed by relevance; can change to a date order listing
  • Can use an * (asterisk) to truncate a search term


Communication and Mass Media Complete

  • Indexes over 600 core journals in the field of mass communication, over half of which are full-text online
  • Coverage for many titles is from their first issue, some as far back as 1915



  • Provides full-text of hundreds of local, regional, and national newspapers.  Local papers include the Rock Hill Herald (5/1/2004 to present), the Charlotte Observer (1/1/1985 to present), and The State (12/1/1987 to present)
  • Also includes full-text of a few news magazines
  • Coverage varies

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All Databases

Click on the links below for additional databases available for your use.