Communication Resources

Communication specific databases

Communication & Mass Media Complete

This database combines the content of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index, two of the premier indexes for communications journals. This database can be searched in conjunction with Academic Search Premier and other databases by clicking "Choose Databases."

Humanities International Index

Humanities International Index provides citations and abstracts to articles, essays, reviews and other reference sources in the humanities. You can limit your search results to only full text items by checking the "Linked Full Text" box on the advanced search screen. All other articles can be requested through interlibrary loan. This database can be searched in conjunction with Academic Search Premier or other databases by clicking "Choose Databases."

General/related databases

Academic Search Complete

This multidisciplinary database is a good place to start your research. For extra search capabilities, click "Choose Databases" and select more subject specific databases to simultaneously search.


Statisa is a statistics portal that provides data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, and consumer goods. The content is geared towards business and marketing statistical needs, with a focus on current (not historical) statistics. Ready made tables are available for downloading.


Use WorldCat to find books about a research topic that are not available at Holy Spirit Library. Search by title or author if you are looking for something specific, or search by keyword or subject to find something new. Click "Borrow this item from another library" to request a book from another library.

Communication websites

International Center for Journalists: Advancing Quality Journalism Worldwide

This is the official website of the ICFJ and has information about their work worldwide and their many publications, as well as information about the organization itself.

Media Channel

Media Channel aims to shine a spotlight on the way in which the media covers the news, especially since most major news outlets worldwide are controlled by only 9 transnational conglomerates. The political, cultural and social impacts of the media are highlighted.

Project New Media Literacies

Project New Media Literacies is trying to find ways to best teach young people the social skills and cultural competencies they will need to participate in an emergent media landscape.

ProPublica: Journalism in the Public Interest

ProPublica provides independent investigative journalism pieces. The subjects covered include business, military, and national security.