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Communication & Mass Media Complete  (EBSCOhost)
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Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. This database originated with the acquisition and subsequent merging of two popular databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies -- CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association (NCA)), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University). Communication & Mass Media Complete provides an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in any and all aspects of communication and mass media. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Film and Television Literature Index    (EBSCOhost)
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A comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. Subject coverage includes film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 300 publications and selected coverage of 300 more. Publications include Film Journal International, Journal of British Cinema and Television, Film Criticism, Post Script, Variety, and more. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
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Academic Universe from Lexis Nexis is a news, law, and business information service. Includes up to date news; company and industry news from newspapers, trade journals, and other periodicals; company financial information from Disclosure, Standard & Poor's, and Hoover's; archival SEC filings; and accounting, auditing, and tax literature. User guide for


Historical New York Times Access  (ProQuest)
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Newspaper coverage dating back to the first issue in 1851, is available. Current years (latest 10 years are covered in Lexis-Nexis). Each issue of every newspaper is indexed so that finding articles on the editorials, editorial cartoons, obituaries, and letters to the editor from well-known people, arts, sports, business, and popular culturecan be easily found. User guide for ProQuest


Films On Demand Master Academic Collection   (Films Media Group)
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Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that provides the ability to view digital video in real time. You can use Films On Demand to search for specific video segments, organize videos into folders, and create personal playlists for others to view. The collection includes over 5,600 full length programs including 4,000 titles in the Humanities & Social Sciences, 1,600 in Science & Mathematics, 1,100 in Health & Medicine, and 700 in Business & Economics.


Providence Journal  (ProQuest)
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Daily newspaper from Providence, Rhode Island. Coverage: 1988-current User guide for ProQuest


Newspapers of the World
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Gives access to hundreds of newspapers and news magazines from all continents. Newspapers may be selected by country or by title.


Academic Search Complete  (EBSCOhost)
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Provides full text for more than 5,000 scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Click here for a journal title list. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


OmniFile FullText Mega (Wilson )  (EBSCOhost)
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OmniFile provides access to 6 core Wilson databases including full-text from over 2,000 publications and abstracting/and indexing of another 3,800 periodicals. Covers almost all areas of academic interest including art, biology,business, education, general sciences, humanities, law, library and information science and social sciences. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Encyclopædia Britannica online
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Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one site. Britannica’s contributors include an extensive network of renowned scholars (including former U.S. presidents and Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners), advisers, content specialists, and writers—whose job it is to ensure that Britannica is current, accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, relevant, international in scope, and engaging to college-level learners, researchers, and faculty.


African American Newspapers, 1827-1998  (Newsbank)
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Explore African American history, culture and daily life in the 19th and 20th centuries. Coverage 1887-1998. User guide for Newsbank


WorldCatDissertations  (FirstSearch)
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All dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by OCLC members, including all subjects.


Dissertations & Theses A&I  (Proquest)
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This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day.  Indexing and abstract subject coverage in the areas of business, health & medicine, history, literature & language, science & technology, social sciences,  arts & humanities, and more.


DART-Europe E-theses Portal  (Dart Europe)
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Search over 360,000 dissertations from over 500 European universities. Many dissertations are available via links to the full text from the degree-granting institution.


Sage Reference Online  (Sage)
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E-book reference content from Sage Publishing. Includes the Encyclopedia of Identity, the Encyclopedia of Research Design and the Encyclopedia of Journalism.