Friday, May 15, 2009

Communication and Mass Media Complete Comes to Penn

Communication and Mass Media Complete is the latest redwood to be added to our research environment, dense forest that it is. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. CMMC offers cover-to-cover ("core") indexing and abstracts for more than 460 journals, and selected ("priority") coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 660 titles. The database includes full text for over 350 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915). Other notable features include a sophisticated Communication Thesaurus and comprehensive reference browsing (i.e. searchable cited references for peer-reviewed journals covered as "core"), author profiles (over 5,000 to date) providing biographical data and bibliographic information on the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database.

Penn still subscribes to that other great Communication database, Communication Abstracts, which sits on the CSA platform of many other social science databases that can be search simultaneously.

Both databases are available from the main webpage.


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