Database of the Month: Communication and Mass Media Complete

AcademicSP imageCommunication and Mass Media Complete is an excellent source of information and research on communication, mass media, and other closely related fields of study. If you need to find articles, especially scholarly articles, for your marketing, English & media studies, psychology, or sociology courses, this is the perfect database to use.  Communication and Mass Media Complete has full text access to over 500 journals related to these subjects , with this access going all the way back to 1915 in the case of some journals.


Communication and Mass Media Complete brings together the content of 2 older databases, CommSearch from the National Communication Association and Mass Media Articles Index from Penn State. EBSCO has two working groups comprised of librarians, bibliographers, and communication and mass media professionals endeavoring to enhance and develop the database further.


If you are familiar with some of our other EBSCO databases, such as Academic Search Premier or Business Source Premier,  searching Communication and Mass Media Complete will be simple and easy. The advanced search screen in Communication and Mass Media Complete is nearly identical to the advanced search screen in those databases.  You can limit yourself to scholarly, or peer reviewed, articles, articles available in full text, and articles published with a certain date range.

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Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to an important research database, highlighting key features of the database that you should know about. If you would like more information about this database (or any of the library’s databases) please Ask a Librarian.  If you would like a demonstration of this database for a class, please contact our Coordinator of User Education, Elizabeth Galoozis.