Media and Communication Research Guide

Mass Media and Communication Research Guide


Start on FDU’s homepage,, open “Web Shortcuts” dropdown box at left: Select “Libraries”.


1)     To find background information on your topic, go to FDU Online Library,

then choose Credo Reference

The following reference books are a good starting point:

Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications

Dictionary of Media Studies


2)     To find books, go to Search Library Catalog


3)     To find scholarly, magazine, and newspaper articles, go to FDU Online Library


The following periodical databases will be useful for your topic:   

 Academic Search Premier     

                                                                        Communication and Mass Media Complete

To find a scholarly article, select “peer-review” where it allows you to

If full text of the article is not available, go to Journal Locator and select Title Equals

If is still not available, go toGoogle Scholar


If not available, then fill Interlibrary Loan Request Form @ FDU Library web page


Also use Google Scholar’sRelated Articles featureto find more articles ranked by number of citations

To cite your references, go to

Prepared by Michael Liss

September 2012


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