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COMM 450 - Senior Seminar

This guide is for sections of Communication & Theatre Senior Seminar

Communication & Theatre databases

Communication & Mass Media Complete

  • Why search here? You need sources for projects related to communication and media.
  • What's included? Scholarly journal articles - 917 active indexed and abstracted journals, including full-text for 192 of them.

Performing Arts Periodicals Database

  • Why search here? You need academic journals in the performing arts.
  • What's included? Performing Arts Periodicals Database covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance (IBTD) with Full Text

  • Why search here? You’re doing research on theatre or dance.
  • What's included? Performing arts trade publications, magazines, journals and ebooks. The collection includes around 200 journals and magazines and 350 ebooks.

Film & Television Literature Index Full Text

  • Why search here? You’re doing research on film or television.
  • What's included? Journal articles on film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

SAGE Premier Journals Online

  • Why search here? You’ve tried other databases and still need more journal articles, particularly in health/life sciences or social sciences.
  • What's included? Full-text of over 650 full-text journals published by SAGE, 1999-present.

General Databases

Academic Search Complete

Why search here? Great starting point, with something for every subject!

What's included? Lots of full-text, mostly peer-reviewed and recent, with some older and popular sources

Project Muse

  • Why search here? You need scholarly articles on the humanities and social sciences.
  • What's included? Project Muse is a collection of established and longstanding scholarly journals in full-text for humanities and social sciences journals. Strengths of this collection include its caliber of content with historical and the current holdings.

Humanities Full Text

  • Why search here? You want scholarly journal articles in the humanities
  • What's included? About 600 journals, mostly peer-reviewed, covering art, history, theatre, music, religion, film, philosophy, literature, and language.

Social Sciences Full Text

  • Why search here? You need mostly peer-reviewed journal articles in the social sciences.
  • What's included? Scholarly journals in fields such as anthropology, communication, economics, gender studies, ethnic studies, media studies, political science, and urban studies - mostly from the mid-1990s forward.

Databases for related disciplines

SPORTDiscus with Full Text

  • Why search here? You’re doing research for a Kinesiology class.
  • What's included? Citations to articles from over 600 journals, covering topics such as athletic training, coaching, health education, kinesiology, nutrition, occupational health, PE, physical therapy, sociology/psychology of sports, sports management, and sports science.

Business Source Complete

  • Why search here? You’re looking for articles for business research.
  • What's included? Articles from over 3800 scholarly and trade publications in management, economics, finance, accounting and international business, as far back as 1886. Also, company profiles and Marketline reports.

Sociological Abstracts

  • Why search here? You’re writing about a topic in sociology or related fields.
  • What's included? International academic literature of sociology and related disciplines, including the companion file Social Services Abstracts, which is current research focused on social work & human services. Mostly from 1990s+.

APA PsycInfo

  • Why search here? You're doing research in Psychology or Neuroscience.
  • What's included? Coverage back to 1600s, from 2300 journals.


  • Why search here? You’re researching topics about gender issues.
  • What's included? Articles from journals, magazines, newspapers (some working papers & dissertations), published since 1970. Almost all are full text. Gender studies, men's studies, & women's studies.