Published by the National Communication Association (NCA), this online web magazine offers current communication research published by academic journals affiliated to the NCA in a language that is easy to digest for general audiences.
Offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for hundreds of journals and trade publications, with many articles in full-text. Includes current and historical issues, and covers all aspects of communications including broadcasting, linguistics, and journalism.
Reporting and analysis of domestic and international issues in the news, including health, social trends, criminal justice, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports include background and chronology; tables and maps; and a pro-con debate. Simultaneous user limit:50.
This database supports inquiry into today’s most significant issues and problems, including cyber bullying, bioterrorism, gun violence, abortion, identity theft, smoking, world poverty, transgender rights, performance enhancing drugs, and many other topics. Includes historical background and contemporary perspectives from a variety of primary and secondary sources, as well as images, audio, and video.
From the University of Connecticut’s Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, a large selection of survey questions. The Center preserves the data from polls collected by many leading survey organizations in the United States, including news outlets, think tanks, and universities. (Valid email address required for login. If you are uncomfortable supplying your own email address, you may use firstname.lastname@example.org. )
Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Specify Fairfield University (via Scholar Settings) for enhanced access to our library resources.
A collection of readings on global issues, conflicts, and news. Subject areas include sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, and English composition. Contains video and other multimedia files.
Comprehensive selection of key business journals, most of which are in full-text, as well as trade publications, conference proceedings, and market reports. Covers accounting, economics, finance, information technology, management, marketing, and real estate, with hundreds of industries such as oil, energy, the environment, and healthcare management.
With full-text for the top nursing and allied health literature and indexing for thousands of additional journals and documents, this database covers a wide range of topics including biomedicine, alternative and complementary medicine, and consumer health. Contains evidence-based care sheets and research reports.
A comprehensive bibliographic and full-text database covering the entire spectrum of television and film, including theory, preservation and restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, and technical aspects. Includes journal articles, books, and Variety movie reviews.
Combines the Women’s Studies International and the Men’s Studies databases with an additional coverage of sexual diversity issues. Contains professional journals, conference papers, theses, books, and government reports.