Communication Source

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The Most Comprehensive Communications Database Available

Developed from a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO’s Communication and Mass Media Complete and Communications Abstracts (formerly published by Sage), this is the premier research database for Communication Studies. This comprehensive resource offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields and includes many unique sources previously not available. 

Unparalleled Content

Communication Source features full text for more than 840 titles, including over 600 active full-text journals and 150 full-text journals not found in other EBSCO academic databases.

Indexing and abstracting is included for more than 1,100 Core titles. Also featured is backfile coverage of top titles in Communication, reaching deep into the 20th century. Content is derived from academic journals, conference papers, conference proceedings, trade publications, magazines and periodicals. Content development for Communication Source is guided by expert advisors who are academic librarians and Communication bibliographers from leading international institutions.

Superior Search Experience

Communication Source offers an unmatched search experience for scholars and students in Communication and related disciplines. Researchers will  benefit from the superior breadth of Communication content, and the powerful, intuitive search capability of the EBSCOhost platform.

Limiters and indices allow for precise searching,  and  facets in results lists enable researchers to drill down to more specific result sets. Searchable Cited References help researchers locate additional material relevant to their studies, and a browsable, hierarchical thesaurus allows for searching concepts along with broader, narrower and related terms.


Advanced Search, with its elegantly laid-out tool set for crafting very precise search strategies, gives the user great control over the whole search process.

– Library Journal