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Communication Studies: Articles

This subject guide is a starting point for communication-related research, including mass media, speech communication, and more.

Find Articles for Communication research


Use Google Scholar to find journal articles, conference papers, theses & dissertations, academic websites and more in all subjects.  Be sure to set your Google Scholar Settings by clicking on the button near the top right corner of the screen.  Select Library Links on the left and make sure "University of Washington Libraries - Check for Full-Text @ UW" is checked.  This will link your results to UW Libraries e-journals.

See:  more Google search tips.

See:  help for accessing articles from off-campus through Google Scholar [video]

How to Find the Article

If the fulltext of the article is not available directly in a database such as PAIS International, click on the  button to find out if the UW has an electronic or paper copy of the journal article that you need.  If there is no button, search for the journal title in the UW Libraries Search to determine if the UW owns a copy.  Still not sure, contact Jessica!

Know your sources

Ulrichsweb is a directory to 300,000+ journals and other serials.   Ulrichsweb will help you to:

  • Identify which library database provides indexing and abstracting for a journal
  • Identifies if a publication is scholarly or popular
  • Identifies if a journal is  referreed (peer-reviewed)
  • More...