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Communication & Mass Media Resources

This guide provides information for research by students in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication.

This guide provides you with helpful resources to conduct communications research. Each page focuses on a different sub-field. The resources listed are library databases geared toward general communication studies and data visualization tools.


Communication is a very interdisciplinary field of study, which often means the best places to research will vary depending on your topic

  • Start with the resources below for general topics in Communication & Mass Media
  • Use the tabs at the top left of this guide to find resources in other specific areas
  • Scroll over links for specific descriptions of each  

Additional Resources

Here you can search subject specific databases for scholarly articles related to your research topic.  Scroll over the link for a description of each database.

Data Visualization Tools

Use these data visualization tools to create charts, maps, and graphs.