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Communication Research - Hammond Campus

A guide for communication research at Purdue University Northwest

Academic Sesrch Premier

Academic Search Premier  is a multidisciplinary database that contains citations to both popular and scholarly articles. It is a good place to start your search for articles. The default is the basic search screen which allows you to do a keyword search. You also have the option of doing an advanced search.


JSTOR  is an interdisciplinary digital archive of full text core journals in humanities, social sciences and sciences. It allows users to search for key words and terms through decades -even centuries -of scholarly material in nearly 50 disciplines. However, it is an archive so the recent issues of journals are not available.

It is recommended that you start searches using the Advanced Search page, not the Basic Search page.  The Advanced Search page enables you to search for articles that include multiple terms, articles in specific journals or disciplines, and an item published within a certain date range.


Project Muse

Project MUSE is a full text database of scholarly journals covering the fields of literature and criciticsm, history, the visual and performing arts, political science, gender studies, and many others.

Communication And Mass Media Complete

Communication & Mass Media Complete offers indexing and abstracts for more than 550 journals and includes full text for over 440 journals in areas related to communication and mass media.

OmniFile Full Text (Wilson)

 OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition is a multi-disciplinary database providing the complete content from six of Wilson's full-text databases: Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Wilson Business Full Text. Full-text articles from five additional periodical databases are also included when available: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Art Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, and Library Literature & Information Science Full Text.

SAGE Journals Online

SAGE Journals Online is an eJournal database. The Library doesn't subscribe to all the journals covered by it . Search with in SAGE Journals Available to Me to get full-text access to journals subscribed by  library.

Other Databases