Communication Studies

Encyclopedia of Communication and Information

Alternative Titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (GVRL)
Description

Provides a comprehensive overview of universal modes of communication, the media used to communicate, theories of communication and their implications, careers in communications and information, and biographies of notable figures in the field. Organized for the general reader and designed to complement social studies, communications, and information systems curricula. 3 v.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9973
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

Description
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion. The data held by the Roper Center range from the 1930s, when survey research was in its infancy, to the present. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented.
Type
Database
Coverage
1930s-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9965
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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General OneFile

Alternative Titles
InfoTrac OneFile
Description
Provides indexing for over 8,000 scholarly and general interest journals and newspapers, with full text articles included for over 4,200 of them. Combines the content of Computer Database, Expanded Academic ASAP, General Reference Center Gold, etc.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9885
Access
Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
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ProQuest Research Library

Alternative Titles
PQRL
Description

Indexes over 5,000 journals and magazines covering all fields and topics, academic and popular, beginning as early as 1971.  Provides full text for articles from over 3,600 of these journals and magazines.  Includes a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas extensively.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1971 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9851
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Google Scholar @ U-M (with U-M Ann Arbor MGet It Links)

Alternative Titles
GoogleScholar (with "Availability at UMichigan" Links)
Description

The Google Scholar search engine that searches for scholarly documents on the World Wide Web, with the added feature of MGet It (labeled as "Availability at UMichigan") links from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor that connect you to the online and print versions held by the University Library.

Type
Article Index
Search Engine
Coverage
Searches for documents available on World Wide Web dated from prehistory to the present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9825
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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World Press Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
World Press Encyclopedia: a survey of press systems worldwide (GVRL)
WPE
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

This survey of press and electronic media covers over 200 countries and their systems. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries include overview and background, economic framework, general characteristics, number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, education and training in journalism, and more.  2nd ed, edited by Amanda C. Quick.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9577
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Communication & Mass Media Complete

Alternative Titles
Communication and Mass Media Complete, CMMC
Communication and Mass Media Complete
CMMC
Description

CMMC incorporates CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth in the communication and mass media fields. Provides coverage of more than 500 journals in the communication and mass media fields, including full-text for more than 230 journals. Coverage for significant titles in the field goes back to their very first issue (as far back as 1915).

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Varies by title
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9283
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Film Literature Index

Alternative Titles
FLI
Description
Annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1976 - 2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9131
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Readers Guide Retrospective

Alternative Titles
Readers Guide Retro, RGR
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
Description

Indexes articles from 240 periodicals published in the U.S. & Canada between 1890 and 1982, covering current events & news, fine arts, fashion, education, business, sports, health, consumer affairs, etc.  Provides separate access to just the back-file of the Readers Guide index.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1890 - 1982
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9023
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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FIAF FilmArchive Database

Alternative Titles
FIAF FilmArchive Database (ProQuest)
FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals, Treasures from Film Archives, Documentation Collections, FIAF Members' Publications
International Index to Television Periodicals, International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Collections, Treasures from the Film Archives, FIAF Affiliates' Publications
Description
Combined access to four different online research tools created by the FIAF: 1) Index to Film Periodicals, covering more than 400,000 articles from 345 of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals, dating from 1972 forward; 2) Treasures from Film Archives, which identifies silent film holdings in archives around the world; 3) Documentation Collections, providing detailed information about the documentation collections of the world's foremost film archives, libraries, and educational institutions; and 4) FIAF Members' Publications, a listing of books, pamphlets, programs, and other materials published since 1966 by archives belonging to the FIAF.
Type
Database
Coverage
1972 - (but varies by database)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8979
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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