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Communication and Theatre Arts
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Use the DATABASES listed below to find ARTICLES in Communication. For more comprehensive and in-depth coverage use the menu on the left.


Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for more than 3,430 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Features PDF content going back as far as 1887, but the bulk of the sources are from the 1970s going forward. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Abstracts 40 titles and one full text journal in the field of Communications. Links to full text in available titles.

Communication & Mass Media Complete (1915 - Current)
Index, abstracts, and full text for journals in communication and mass media. Includes or has links to full text.

CQ Researcher
Full text of Congressional Quarterly's reports on current and controversial issues.

Film and Television Literature Index w/ Full Text
A comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing that was designed for use by film scholars, college students, and general viewers. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. It includes Variety Movie reviews, with over 30,000 full text reviews, and has a collection of over 20,000 classic color and black & white images of celebrity and entertainment photography

Global Road Warrior
Detailed country information, including climate, society and culture, business culture, money and banking, security, health, transportation, and communication. Also includes maps from the World Trade Press for each country, showing political, physical, population, and climate features.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance
Contains all of the content available in International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance as well as full text for 100 titles, including Canadian Theatre Review, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Modern Drama, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Research in Dance Education, Research in Drama Education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, TDR: The Drama Review, Theater, and many more. Additional full text available includes more than 50 books & monographs.


AP Images (1880 - Current)
Contains over 750,000 photographs from news stories on the AP wire service, updated daily with about 200 historic photos added monthly dating from the 1880s. In addition, contains approx. 14,500 maps, graphs, charts, logos, flags, illustrations, etc., and a half-million audio clips.

Business Source Complete (1886 - Current)
Index, abstracts, and full text covering scholarly, professional, and trade business journals on management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more.

CQ Weekly
Full text of legislative news and analysis from Congressional Quarterly.

Newspaper Source
Provides full text for 245 regional U.S. newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six newswires, and nine newspaper columns, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Los Angeles Times (for a total of 194 full text newspapers and other sources).

Oxford Reference, Performing Arts
Reference books on dance, music, opera, and theater. Includes or has links to full text.


E. W. Scripps Papers, 1868-1926
E.W. Scripps's letters and photographs digitized from the Scripps archive at Ohio University.

Educational Films and Documentaries
Full-length educational videos on many subjects; from the Films for the Humanities and Sciences.