Communication Arts Research Guide

Electronic Resources

You can use library electronic resources from any computer on or off campus. See a complete listing of electronic resources by name, provider, or subject. Databases covering communication arts are listed below.



  • Academic OneFile (Gale) - scholarly database containing journals, podcasts, and transcripts
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) - comprehensive database of scholarly journals
  • Biography in Context (Gale) - biographies, related full-text articles from periodicals, as well as images and links to web sites
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism (Gale) - critical essays on contemporary authors
  • JSTOR - a collection of core scholarly journals, many going back to the first volume. Emphasis is on back issue coverage and does not include the current 3-5 years, unless Gordon has a current subscription to the journal. JSTOR provides long term preservation for journals.
  • Literary Reference Center (EBSCO) - information about authors and their works from antiquity to the present day. Sources include books, journals, literary encyclopedias, and other reference works.
  • MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) - bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations with links to many full text articles
  • Oxford Reference Online - Find facts, figures, definitions, quotations, translations, and illustrations from over 175 Oxford reference titles.
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  • Sage Journals Online - a searchable collection of scholarly online journals published by Sage, covering many subject areas including communication arts

More electronic resources are available through Boston Public Library. However, you must first take a minute to sign up for a BPL eCard.


  • Gordon's Periodical List is a complete list of all journals available through Jenks Library (full text in databases, online, and print).
  • Print journals are located in the periodicals area on the 4th floor of Jenks. Please note that journals are arranged alphabetically by title, not by subject area.


  • Search the NOBLE catalog to find materials on topics in communication arts.
  • If you want to browse the shelves, some related call numbers are:
  •  P87-96  Communication. Mass media
     PN1990-1992  Radio and Television
     PN1993-1999  Motion Picture
     PN4699-5650  Journalism
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