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Welcome to the Communication Research Guide! 

The purpose of a Research Guide is to help get you started on your research projects. On this page, you will find our librarian's recommendations for best resources for your subject. This includes relevant resources, such as specific Databases, citation format guidance, search tips, and contact information of the subject librarian.

Require further assistance? Reach out to your subject librarian! We are always happy to help. 


Unsure of which Databases to use for Communication?

Here is where we recommend starting:

Communication & Mass Media Complete  This link opens in a new window

Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) is a robust communication studies database. It provides full-text, indexing and abstracts for many top communication journals covering all related disciplines, including media studies, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse.

SAGE Journals and Backfile  This link opens in a new window

Find over 600 peer-reviewed journals with deep back-file coverage in 20 disciplines. Browsing journals by discipline includes the following subjects: Health Sciences, Life & Biomedical Sciences, Materials Sciences & Engineering, Social Sciences & Humanities, etc.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints 

Supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts; presents all sides of important issues, and empowers learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills. 

Just Getting Started?

Be sure to search our library catalog! (The search bar to our catalog is located at the top of each page of our website!) Our physical collection consists of 70,000 physical books and we have 700,000 eBooks available! This does not include other resources such as articles, journals, videos, and more! 

Citation Format: APA, MLA, Chicago

You may be wondering - what is included in a citation?

  • Author
  • Title of source
  • Title of container
  • Other contributors
  • Version
  • Number
  • Publisher
  • Publication date
  • Location

So, how do you organize all of that information to ensure you're giving credit to the author(s)?

For online resources, we recommend Purdue Owl at: 

:// to get started. Remember - this to get started, you do not want to copy and paste! It is a tool to help you build the bones of your citation - always edit before turning your work in!

There are also books available to guide your citation style; both digital and physical. Access may require Inter Library Loan (ILL services) - do not procrastinate using this service. View book recommendations below:

APA Citation

MLA Citation

Chicago/Turabian Citation

Are databases asking you for a password?
Are you off-campus?

The Library now uses OpenAthens as a proxy server!

Be sure to use a library provided link to the database you wish to use. You should be prompted for your Juniata username and password. After entering those you will be authenticated as a Juniata user for the remainder of your browser session.

For more details see the Off Campus Access guide