Communication Source

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The Premier Research Database for Communication Studies

The most comprehensive communications database available, this resource offers information for scholars studying mass media, communications theory, linguistics, organizational communication, phonetics and speech pathology. It includes many unique full-text titles not availabe in other EBSCO academic databases and features backfile coverage of top communication sources.

Unparalleled Content

Communication Source was developed from a merger of high-quality EBSCO databases, Commmunication & Mass Media Complete and Communication Abstractsand includes many unique sources never previously available. It offers abstracts and indexing as well as full-text content from global titles pertaining to many fields of communication studies. In addition, the database features a subject-specific thesaurus.

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 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 results. 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.


EBSCO products offer a full range of options for managing search results.

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