Communication Arts Research Guide


Academic Search Premier
The world's largest scholarly, multidisciplinary, full-text database designed specifically for academic institutions. Contains indexing and abstracts for over 8,450 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. Over 3,600 journals are peer-reviewed.

Communication and Mass Media Complete
CMMC offers cover-to-cover ("core") indexing and abstracts for more than 400 journals, and selected ("priority") coverage of 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 600 titles. This database includes full text for 292 journals, a sophisticated Communication Thesaurus and over 3,000 Author Profiles, with biographical data and bibliographic information.

Web resources

Communication Science & Communication Disorders

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Branch of the U.S. National Institutes of Health that serves as a source for news and scholarly, research articles on various aspects related to communication disorder.  Articles may be searched directly through the site, or through PubMed.


Data Journalism Handbook
An open source reference book with articles on the use of data to improve stories (reporting).

FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting -- Critiques the bias and censorship of the mainstream media

Knight Digital Media Center
Provides access to a diverse collection of resources intended to develop and support the digital journalist.  Covers a number of underreported issues on children/families and science/medicine.  Features blogs, tutorials, and list of recent seminars aimed at helping journalists develop their skills.

Who Owns the News Media
This resource serves as a supplement to the annual report (State of the News Media) that is published by the Pew Research Center. Information about the various companies that own the various media outlets such as, newspapers, network television, local television, and radio is provided.


American Rhetoric -- Audio files of over 5,000 speeches

Finding books

By subject search

Below are some links to various subject searches in the catalog, limiting to resources at George Fox.  Use Primo's advanced search option to limit searchs by subject, or for a broader search simply use the single search box on the library's home page.

By call number

If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.

BF 637.C45 Communication. Interpersonal communication
HD 30.3 Communication in organizations/management
HD 90.M3 & HM 1206 Communication, mass media
HM 141& HM 1211 Intercultural communication
HM 1261 Leadership Communication
PN 4181- 4191 Forensics