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This page lists resources commonly needed by SCOM students. You can find additional information, including streaming video tutorials about how to do SCOM research, on the Communication Studies Research Guide page. [more info]
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Articles (from journals)
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Article index with some full text in the fields of communication and mass media studies. [more info]
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For organizational comm. topics. Be sure to add a comm. term to your search! [more info]
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Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines ... [more info]
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Indexes and abstracts journal articles, book reviews, abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations... [more info]
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An index with abstracts for articles published in the primary professional literature of the communications... [more info]
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Indexes journals in Communication Studies. [more info]
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Articles (from magazines)
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Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics... [more info]
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Citation Searching
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Indexing, abstracts, and citation searching for science and social science scholarly literature... [more info]
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Polls / Surveys
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A vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, available for download and re-use.... [more info]
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Search on 4697 to get theGeneral Social Surveys, 1972-2006 [Cumulative File] [more info]
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Survey data on a wide variety of subjects [more info]
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Survey data about the press, politics and public policy issues [more info]
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Add questionnaire* or scale* or survey* or checklist* or instrument* or test* to your search to help find measurement instruments. [more info]
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Add questionnaire* or scale* or survey* or checklist* or instrument* or test* to your search to help find tests. [more info]
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Statistics & Datasets
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A vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, available for download and re-use.... [more info]
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Tests and Test Information
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Research measures you can use for research / instructional purposes, without specific permission... [more info]
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Excellent free index of noncommercial tests found in book-length compilations. Use LEO Library Catalog or Interlibrary loan to get the book with the test you need. [more info]
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Descriptions of behavioral tests and measurements in health fields, psychosocial sciences... [more info]
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Add questionnaire* or scale* or survey* or checklist* or instrument* or test* to your search to help find measurement instruments. [more info]
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Add questionnaire* or scale* or survey* or checklist* or instrument* or test* to your search to help find tests. [more info]
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An index with abstracts to journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines (sociology, linguistics, anthropology, education, medicine, law, physiology, business, psychiatry, nursing, pharmacology). [more info]
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Videos
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Streaming video of news from NBC (1968 to date) and CNN (1995 to date) plus indexing of television network news from all the major networks, 1968 to date. 
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Note: When you click the link above to access this resource, click on Member Login to access the resource.
Click 'more info' to find out what Great Speeches are available...Watch Malcolm X, JFK, Bill Clinton, and many more! 
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VideoBlocks contains downloadable stock footage, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects, and more. [more info]
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Legislative & Congressional Information
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Nonbiased analysis of votes and other data relating to the U.S. Congress and its legislation... [more info]
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Reference Information
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Communication Research Measures: A Sourcebook
Carrier Library Stacks, P91.3 .C62 2004
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Reference books are the authoritative equivalent to Wikipedia!  Search for communication topics by keyword and read essays written by faculty, researchers, and other qualified experts in the field! Specific titles of interest within Communication & Media Studies include Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media, Encyclopedia of Public Relations, and Encyclopedia of Political Communication, but this resource covers other important areas like Psychology, Social Issues, and Research Methods. [more info]
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Websites
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Index and full text of over 5000 audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches... [more info]
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A guide to programs of study in communication-related departments in North American higher education. One year trial subscription. [more info]
 
 
 
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