COMS 428: Freedom of Speech: Find Articles

Journal Articles, News, Magazines, Reports, and Other Secondary Sources

  • Start with the OneSearch box on the Library home page to search across most of the Library’s databases and the Library catalog for books and media. Watch our video tutorial or read the FAQ to learn more about OneSearch. 
  • Library databases allow you to search for keywords to help you identify relevant resources.
  • All of the databases listed below provide the full text for most of the articles they index.
  • For a complete list of available databases, see Databases A-Z or Find Articles by Subject.
Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost)
Indexes and abstracts over 600 journals and trade publications; includes full text for over 240 journals. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State). Subjects covered include communication studies, journalism, mass media, speech, linguistics, communicative disorders, deaf studies, advertising, and related areas of interest to practitioners and educators in these fields. Dates of coverage vary by journal.
Film and Television Literature Index
Indexes over 350 U.S. and international film and television periodicals, including popular magazines, scholarly journals, and trade publications. In addition, selected content is chosen from thousands of additional publications that contain relevant content. 
Gale Power Search
Simultaneously access 11 Gale databases to locate magazine articles, academic journal articles, news, reference books, Web sites, and multimedia resources. Includes "Viewpoint" (pro/con) essays and topic overviews on controversial issues from Opposing Viewpoints in Context in the "books" results.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
Provides full text for nearly 4,600 periodicals, including more than 3,900 full-text peer-reviewed journals.  This database offers information in nearly every area of academic study. Allows limiting search results to peer-reviewed scholarly journals. 
International Political Science Abstracts (EBSCOHost)
Includes current indexing and abstracts of nearly 900 journals in political science, from 1989 to the present.
Comprehensive archive of back issues of core scholarly journals in the arts, business, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCOHost)
Freedom of Speech, Banned books, censorship, etc. are critically important to librarians. Indexes more than 600 periodicals in library and information science, plus books, research reports and proceedings. 1960s- present.
ProQuest Newspapers
Full text for 500+ U.S. and international news sources. Includes coverage of 150+ major U.S. newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires. Click the More Search Options link from the main search screen to reveal choices for limiting by Document Type, such as editorial, speech, and review.