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MCOM 2223 - Communication Theory: Finding Articles

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Why "peer-reviewed"?

Peer-reviewed journal articles have gone through a special review process (peer review, naturally). This means scholars of a discipline have read an article carefully and determined that it makes a worthwhile contribution and was researched correctly. This is why instructors prefer you to use peer-reviewed articles -- it guarantees that your sources are good ones.

Communications Databases

These are the go-to databases for research in the area of communication and media studies.

General and Multidisciplinary Databases

When your instructor asks you to use peer-reviewed articles, a database is where you'll find them. There are databases for any subject you can think of, and they'll usually let you limit your search (for example only to peer-reviewed articles, or to articles from the past five years).

The databases on this list are multidisciplinary -- they focus on research from all areas of knowledge. We also have subject-specific databases if you know exactly which field your topic falls into (for example if you're writing about sociology or nursing).