Communication Studies

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
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Communication & Mass Media Complete

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

CMMC offers cover-to-cover ("core") indexing and abstracts for more than 650 journals, and selected ("priority") coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 850 journals. Furthermore, this database includes full text for more than 500 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
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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
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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
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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
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iPoll

Alternative Titles
iPoll (Roper Center for Public Opinion Research)
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Description

Polling data from over 650,000 questions asked on national public opinion surveys from polling organizations such as Gallup, Harris, Ipsos, National Opinion Research Center, Pew Research Center, Zogby International and others including many news organizations like ABC, CNN, Fox and more.  Searchable by keyword, polling organization, and date. May not work with Internet Explorer on computers with Windows NT.

 

 

 

Type
Statistics
Coverage
1935-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8831
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LexisNexis Academic

Alternative Titles
Academic Universe, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, Lexis/Nexis, LN, LNA, LexusNexus, Lexus Nexus, LexisNexus, LexusNexis
Description

Provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information, including hundreds of U.S. and foreign newspapers, legal and business publications, wire services, broadcast media transcripts, and trade/news magazines.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 - (but varies by title) Over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8817
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Vanderbilt University Television News Archive

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Details: In order to stream videos using Vanderbilt University Television News Archive, RealPlayer must be installed. Please note that RealPlayer is not installed on Campus Computing Sites.

Description

The collection includes nightly news programs broadcast by the national television networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) since August 5, 1968, and a daily news program from CNN since 1995. Archive staff write abstracts of each story within a regular news program, which are fully searchable in the TV-NewsSearch database. Individuals throughout the world may make requests for video tape loans for reference, study, classroom instruction, and research. Users pay fees for tape loans to cover the costs of providing this service. Computers on campus will also display streaming video from CNN broadcasts using RealOne.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
1968-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8621
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PsycINFO

Alternative Titles
PsycINFO (EBSCO)
Psyc Info, PsychInfo, Psych Info, Psychological Abstracts, Psyc Abs
Description

This database contains more than one million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology. It also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in over 35 languages.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1806-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8375
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JSTOR

Alternative Titles
Journal Storage Project, J-STOR, J STOR, JSTORE
Archival Journals Collections, Journal Archive, Journal Archives
Current Scholarship Program (CSP): University of Chicago Press Journals, University of California (UC) Press Journals
Description

Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. Includes content from ten of the fourteen JSTOR multi-disciplinary Journals Archives Collections (Arts & Sciences I through IX; and Life Sciences) and most of the JSTOR discipline-specific Journals Archives Collections (Biological Sciences, Business I and II, Ecology & Botany I, Health & General Sciences, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics, and Music).

In addition, JSTOR now also includes the full text of current issues (up to the latest issue) for selected journals from selected publishers, including the University of Chicago Press.

Please note: U-M does not currently have access to the following JSTOR Journals Archives Collections: Arts & Sciences X through XIII (ten through thirteen); Business III and IV; Ecology & Botany II; Hebrew Journals; Ireland; and Jewish Studies.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Dates of coverage vary by journal title. All go back to the very first issue published, but most have a "moving wall" embargo that excludes issues from the most recent X years (where X can be anywhere from 0 up to 10 years, depending on the particular journal; most are in the 3 to 5 year embargo range).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8235
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