Communication Studies

Articles
Course guides
Dictionaries & encyclopedias
Journals & books
News articles
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Primary subject databases
Database Description
Communication Studies @ EBSCOhost Selected EBSCOhost databases for Communication Studies. View Full Description

Main databases

Secondary subject databases
Database Description
Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database Provides access to Canadian journals, magazines and news resources on all topics. View Full Description
Communication Studies @ ProQuest Selected ProQuest databases for Communication Studies. View Full Description
CPI.Q Index for Canadian academic journals and popular magazines View Full Description
Factiva A full-text resource with news, business information and journal articles drawn from almost 9000 worldwide sources, including Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and the KW Record. View Full Description

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Tertiary subject databases
Database Description
Canadian Public Policy Collection Canadian government and non-governmental public policy documents. Access via ebrary. View Full Description
Google Scholar (with Laurier content access) Searches for articles and web resources from academic publishers and universities. View Full Description
Journal Citation Reports (via Web of Science) Research tool, developed by ISI, to show the relative importance of journals within subject categories. Includes impact factors. View Full Description
LexisNexis Academic Full-text documents for international news, business, legal research, and key people in the news. View Full Description
Libris Canadiana Index for historical Canadian periodicals. View Full Description
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global International database with full text and/or abstracts for doctoral dissertations and selected master's theses. View Full Description
Social Sciences Citation Index (included in Web of Science) View Full Description
Wilson databases (all) Search the three H. W. Wilson databases we subscribe to on the EBSCOhost platform. View Full Description

1) Electronic collections: all subjects

2) Selected titles for Communication Studies

Advertising Age encyclopedia of advertising
Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003. 3 volumes. Print location: HF5803 .A38
Dictionary of media and communication, by Chandler, Daniel; Munday, Rod
Oxford University Press, 2011.
Dictionary of media and communication studies, by Watson, James; Hill, Anne
Bloomsbury Academic, 2012. Print location: P87.5 .W3 2012
Encyclopedia of communication and information
Published 2001-2002.
Encyclopedia of media and communication, by Danesi, Marcel
University of Toronto Press, 2013.
Encyclopedia of television, by Newcomb, Horace
Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004. 4 volumes. Print location: PN1992.18 .E53 2004
Johns Hopkins guide to digital media
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Sage handbook of nonverbal communication, by Manusov, Valerie; Patterson, Miles L.
Sage, 2006.

Journals

Books

1) Primo Catalogue

  • Start with the Primo Catalogue
    • Note the tab for Books under "Refine my results" on the Results page
  • Try these suggested subject headings to focus your search:
    • Advertising
    • Business Communication
    • Communication and Culture
    • Communication in Management
    • Comunication in Organizations
    • Communication in Politics
    • Communication Research
    • Communication, Social Aspects
    • Culture
    • Cyberspace
    • Digital Communications
    • Discourse Analysis
    • Information Technology
    • Intercultural Communication
    • Mass Media
    • Nonverbal Communication
    • Popular Culture
    • Rhetoric
    • Telecommunication
    • Visual Communication

2) Other resources