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This is the main portal to databases and other library sources for communications research at Van Wylen Library, Hope College.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2013 URL: Print Guide

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Custom 1Search: Communications

Custom 1Search for Communications



Books include collections of scholarly essays on topics.


MeLCat (remember to check HopeCAT first)


Sample Search Feb 2011


Let One Thing Lead to Another

Sample Search - CMMC, how to build creatively



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When you find a citation in a database that doesn't have the full text of the article included, look for these links:

full-text options



Following these links will search our system to see if we have it available somewhere else.  Be patient, sometimes you have to click through several links to get to the article!


  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Communication database with citations and some full-text articles.
  • Social Sciences Abstracts
    Abstracts to articles in the social sciences
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Citations & abstracts, sociology
  • Project MUSE
    Full-text journals, humanities & social sciences
  • Web of Science
    Citation index for all disciplines (1955-present)
  • PsycINFO
    Psychology & related fields since 1887
  • Political Science Complete
    full text for more than 530 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles
  • Academic OneFile
    Mostly scholarly articles; some unique to this database.
  • Film Literature Index
    Citation index for publications on film from 1976-2001
    full image, full-text archive of business, humanities, and social science journals
    Tip: limit to articles on the search screen
  • Google Scholar
    Search the open web for scholarly literature (journal articles and abstracts, books and book previews, theses, etc.). Access to some full-text articles may not be available from off-campus. Please contact a librarian for access issues.

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