Communication Resources


Credo Reference: An excellent full-text integrated reference database. Contains linked searching to other resources and visual concept mapping. The BEST place to start!

Central SearchA one stop shop for searching almost all library and database content. Uses simple searching and full-text linking to get you to resources faster! 

    • Search the entire collection, including ebooks
    • Combine terms using AND, OR and NOT EX: "pepsico and cereal" will return results with both terms, "pepsico or coca-cola" will return results with either term, and "pepsico not cereal" will get rid of anything about cereals.
    • Clickable boxes for peer-reviewed and full-text content
    • Easily save, print, or email marked records and create citations for your bibliography.
    • Use our interlibrary loan form to order articles that are not full-text:

Pop Culture Universe: An easy to use scholarly source for pop culture information. Search by topic or chronologically.

Open Access Communications Journalsa research collection of freely available, open access scholarly journals in the field of communications and mass media studies.

    Lexis/Nexis: Academic Universe includes business, legal and medical journals as well as major newspapers from around the world. All content is full-text, but may not be scholarly.


    Use the AVALON and Mobius catalogs

    AVALON catalog includes CMU, Mo Valley, UCM and State Fair. Items from AVALON usually arrive in 2-3 days and check out for 1 month.

    MOBIUS catalog is state wide; items requested arrive in 5-7 days and check out for 3 weeks. Request items from off-campus using your name and student ID number.


    Pew Center Project for Excellence in Journalism

    Journalism Resources - University of Iowa

    Journalist's Resource