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Comm 350: The Rise of Mass Culture

Suggested resources that will be helpful for Derek Vaillant's class, Communication Studies 350. Topics include the media, history, society and culture, advertising, television, radio, etc.

Databases (Search subject-specific journals and other resources)

Communication and Mass Media Complete

Includes communications and media studies journals, as well as media trade publications.


Proquest Research Library 

Includes over 5,000 journals and magazines covering all fields and topics, academic and popular, beginning as early as 1971.


Project Muse

Full-text access to scholarly journals and e-books from over 120 university presses. Strong in the arts and humanities and social sciences.



Articles from many different scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.


America History and Life

Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.


Google Scholar

Google Scholar (different from regular Google) may be especially helpful when searching an interdisciplinary subject area like communication studies. Be sure to log in using the link above - if off campus, you will be asked for your uniqname and password, and will then have access to UM-licensed full-text articles, if available.


MLA International Bibliography

Subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing.