CMAT 297 Tutorial Table of
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Citing Your Work
You are going to
need scholarly research articles on communications topics for
this class. If you need a review of what that means, check
These are databases
that might be useful, depending on your topic. If you need
help selecting the appropriate ones, let me know. However,
it is a good idea to check out any that seem remotely relevant.
The best articles could be lurking where you least expect them!
NOTE: If you're
off campus, a window will pop up asking for your affiliation
with the University of Maryland system and then you will need to
type in the 14 digit barcode on the back of your Gull Card as
well as your last name.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY & NEWSPAPERS:
Academic Search Complete
- a multidisciplinary database from EBSCO with a mix of
scholarly and popular resources, a lot of full-text and Find
It links when there is no full-text available
scholarly full-text resources; the newest documents are 3-5
- this database contains full-text world news, legal and
- a collection of full-text major newspapers including
The New York Times and
America: History and Life - covers
United States and Canadian history, both full text articles
and citations for others with Find-It buttons.
Business Source Premier - company,
industry, business information with the familiar EBSCO
International Affairs Online -
full text theory, research, and case studies on
Communication & Mass Media Complete - our database
for Communication and Media studies! An EBSCO database like
Academic Search Complete, you will find both scholarly,
popular and trade sources as well as full text and
citations. This is
probably the single best database to find scholarly
CQ Weekly -
Congressional Quarterly Weekly - your opportunity to find
out what's going on in Congress!
ERIC - "Education Resources
Information Center," a database with full text education
articles and ERIC documents as well as Find It links to
non-full text resources.
Humanities International Complete -
database covering the Humanities with quite a few
Communications journals included.
- the gold standard database
for psychology and related fields.
Social Sciences Abstracts
and citations for interdisciplinary fields such as
addiction studies, anthropology, corrections, economics,
gender studies, gerontology, minority studies, political
sciences, psychology, sociology, and more
Hints for the EBSCO Databases:
Try searching the EBSCO
databases simultaneously. There is a dropdown menu where
you can select the databases you want to search. I
recommend Communication and Mass Media Complete, Academic Search Complete, Humanities International
Complete, and PsycINFO for the best articles on Communication.
You can also use the Refine Search tab to limit your search to
Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Sources!
This tutorial was created by the liaison
Krista Knapp. Please let me know if you have
questions or comments. (updated 5/2010)