This subject guide is a starting point for communication-related research, including mass media, speech communication, and more.
Popular Communication-Related Resources from A to Z
This list is not comprehensive, but it includes many UW Libraries databases ( UW-Restricted) used for communication-related research. The databases include popular and scholarly articles, images, video, public opinion data, consumer data, and more.
Searchable database of newspaper page images, 1893-1988
Black Studies in VideoThis link opens in a new windowRacial justice and diversity films. Also includes the SNCC Legacy Video Collection. Cutting-edge racial justice and diversity films that inspire, educate and engage audiences. Additionally, Black Studies in Video features access to the SNCC Legacy Video Collection, a series of formal addresses, panel discussions and programs that took place at a conference and reunion unfolding over four days at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
Market research reports and statistics on digital consumers and online marketing strategies.
Entertainment Industry Magazine ArchiveThis link opens in a new windowUS and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of all articles, covers, ads and reviews.
Searchable database of newspaper page images through 2003. Includes the two British newspapers, Guardian 1821-2003 and Observer 1791-2003.
Library also has the Guardian from 1962 to present on Microfilm A4616.
Scholarly, annotated listing of important sources on social sciences and humanities subjects, including bibliographies for Communication, Cinema and Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and more.
Search all of our ProQuest historical newspapers at once. Includes Baltimore Afro-American, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspapers Collection, The Guardian and The Observer, LA Times, NY Times, Pittsburgh Courier, Times fo India, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
US national opinion surveys, 1935 - present. Includes data from academic, commercial, and media survey organizations such as Gallup, Harris Interactive, Pew Research, and more. From the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. UW is a member of the Roper Center.
Create a personalized account using the "sign in" link. This will allow you to download data sets through RoperExpress.
Searchable database of newspaper page images, 1838-2005. Library also has 1861-2003 on Microfilm A5725
Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic NovelsThis link opens in a new windowNorth American and European adult comic books and graphic novels. Includes secondary sources about the comics and novels. Primary source database focusing on North American and European adult comic books and graphic novels. The collection includes original material from the 1960s to today along with interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism from journals, books, and magazines. At completion, this collection will include more than 100,000 pages of materials, including 75,000 pages of primary materials, and more than 25,000 pages of materials about comics–interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism–from The Comics Journal and other secondary sources.