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Communication Studies: Finding Journal Articles

Multidisciplinary Databases

These databases have scholarly journal articles and magazine articles in many different subject areas, including interdisciplinary subjects.  JSTOR includes many older articles that are useful for researching the history of a topic.

Newspaper Databases

Search these databases to find online newspaper articles.

American Journalism Review

The American Journalims Review became an online-only publication in July of 2013.  

Search for articles from the previous print version here:

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Citing Articles.

Remember to give credit to the original source when you use someone else's work or idea, whether you use a direct quote or paraphrase.  Most style guides require some form of citation in the text of your paper as well as at the end in a bibliography or list of references.

Purdue Online Writing Center (OWL): The Purdue OWL offers detailed instructions and examples of how to write and cite in MLA or APA format.


Citation Machine: A free, quick, and easy to use citation generator that work for APA, Chicago, and MLA styles.


RefWorks: Use RefWorks to keep track of the articles you find as you do your library research, and use it again as you write to format your entire paper, inserting quotations and creating a list of references at the end.

Selected Journals and Newspapers

Several key communication studies journals have moved entirely online, and a few others are scattered among different databases.  Here are links to some core journals.

Critical Studies in Media Communication

Recent articles in: Critical Studies in Media Communication

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