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COMM 270: Introduction to Public Relations Communication

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Research Databases (Communication & Business)

Communication Abstracts -- A comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications on a world-wide scale, COMMUNICATION ABSTRACTS covers major communication-related articles, reports, and books from a variety of publishers, research institutions, and information sources-providing coverage of recent literature in the areas of general communication, mass communication, small group communication, organizational communication, journalism, public relations, radio, public opinion, speech, and television. 

Communication & Mass Media Complete -- Communication and Mass Media Complete will index more than 385 journals with full text access to articles in 160 journals. 

Databases in Business 

Business Sources Complete 
-- Indexes, abstracts and provides full-text of articles from magazines and scholarly journals, industrial/technological periodicals, company and industry profiles, country economic data, accounting standards, encyclopedic dictionaries and handbooks. 

Nexis Uni -- Provides access to titles in news, business and legal information. Includes company financial information, industry and market news, foreign and U.S. newspapers, magazines and trade journals, federal and state case law, accounting information, medical news and abstracts, law reviews, state and country profiles. 

Mergent Online -- Mergent Online includes company data for national and international companies. Information includes SEC (EDGAR) filings, FactSheets as well as current and historical annual reports. Also includes Country Profiles. 

Library Catalog

Click on the "Books & More" tab to access the Library Catalog

  1. Type a keyword or phrase in the search box.
  2. Click the Search button.

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog to find materials relevant to this course.

  • Public relations
  • Leadership
  • Political decisions
  • Media relations
  • Political communication

Subject Guide