Once you have a more specific idea about what you want to research and your potential research questions, you can also go directly to the relevant databases using this link: Databases A-Z.
Some databases that may be particularly useful to you are listed below. Those with detailed information in this guide, found from the down arrow on the Databases and Resources tab, are followed with a star.
You can also use Google Scholar to search for scholarly material!
You can actually tell Google Scholar to look for things that the University of Iowa has access to by following the steps below.
Where else can I find information? Other resources from the internet and our libraries can help you find additional information on your research areas. Some of those resources are included below:
International Communication Association, issuing body. (2017). Annals of the International Communication Association. Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
International Encyclopedia of Communication. (2012). Wiley.
International Encyclopedia of Media Studies. (2013). Wiley.
Wright, J.D. (2015). International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences / editor-in-chief, James D. Wright. (Second edition.). Elsevier.
Lim, L., & Lee, H.-K. (2019). Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia (1st ed.). Florence: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315660509
Mano, Milton, Mano, Winston, & Milton, Viola. (2021). Routledge Handbook of African Media and Communication Studies. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge.
Merskin, D. L. (2020). The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society (Vol. 5). Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Incorporated. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483375519
Quan-Haase, A., & Sloan, L. (2022). The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods. London: SAGE Publications, Limited. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529782943
Simonson, P., Peck, J., Craig, R. T., & Jackson, J. (2013). Handbook of Communication History. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.