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Message, Tone, & Communication
How do communication style vary across platforms?
Find Popular Sources for Articles
You need to be able to provide examples of the current discourse for your topic: how is it being discussed in the media today?
New York Times: Create Your Account
Use your Lone Star email address to create an account via this link. Once you've made an account, you can go straight to the regular NYT site (nytimes.com) and log in as if you were a paying subscriber.
Newspaper Source Plus
Selected full-text from 30 US national and international newspapers and 200 regional papers, plus TV & radio news transcripts.
US Major Dailies
US Major Dailies provides access to The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. The content is available by 8am each day and provides archives stretching as far back as 1985.
Current news from 1000s of newspapers around the world
You can streamline your Google searches by limiting your results to only .edu domains (the only type of site you're allowed to use in this assignment, unless it's the official site of a living theorist). Just add site:.edu to your search terms! Try it out below:
Research theories in the database Communication & Mass Media Complete by going into that database, then
- Click "Thesaurus" in the blue bar at the top of page
- Type "theory" in the search box. Change the filter to "Term Contains."
- Voila! Subject terms for communication theories. You can click the terms to see a definition, and discover related terms and options to broaden or narrow that search.
Want to actually search for any of those terms?
- Select the checkbox next to the term(s).
- At the top of the list, click the "add" button.
- The search terms will build in the search box at the top of the page. When you're ready, just hit the green search box like normal.
Look for Scholarly Articles
The nature of your topic -- and what information you're trying to find about it -- will determine which databases you should search. Be sure to read the descriptions to figure out what coverage a database has.
Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
Complete historical full text of all issues of peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Nearly 575 full-text publications, including some 550 peer-reviewed journals, in psychiatry, psychology, and related fields.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Full text from over 500 journals for communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields.
Full text of 285 journals in literature, history, international/cultural studies and other humanities and social science fields.
Humanities Full Text
Full-text articles from over 330 journals encompassing all fields of humanities and periodicals dating to 1910.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated twice a week.