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Communication Studies

Use this guide to help you with your research

Articles / Videos

Find books, articles, videos on your topic

OneSearch allows you to search for articles, books, streaming video and other content all at once. Please note that some of our database content is not included in OneSearch, so you may need to also search individual databases on the Find Articles (databases) page.

Here is a quick video on OneSearch:

The databases below are great for finding background knowledge on current issues: facts and figures, a brief timeline of an issue, pro/con opinions, and names of organizations to gather further information. Each of these databases has unique strengths. Please check all four to see what they have on your topic.

These databases can also be found listed on the library's Find Articles (databases) page.

Website iconCQ Researcher: Backgrounders that include statistics, pro/con opinions, maps/graphs, chronologies and linked references on a variety of topics. You have the ability to search a specific topic or browse a subject.

Website iconFacts on File: Issues and Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.

Website iconGlobal Issues in Context: Today's world issues from a global perspective.


Website iconPoint of View Reference Center: Covers 400 topics with a point/counterpoint to each.

Watch this 4.24 minute video on how to search Academic Search Complete. It is located on the WVC Library's Find Articles (databases) page:

The databases below give you access to documentaries, feature films, plays and historical news features. They are located on our  Find Articles (databases) page.

Instructors: individual videos can be embedded in Canvas classes.


Streaming Video icon Feature Films in Education - A collection of educational, blockbuster, animations, foreign, and classic films. Titles within the collection offer full public performance rights and copyright protection for curriculum classroom screenings.

Streaming Video icon Films on Demand - Academic, vocational, and life skills videos in Humanities and Sciences.

Streaming Video icon FMG Archival Films & Newsreels Collection - Collection of streaming historical events captured on film.

Streaming Video icon National Theatre (UK) - Access to 30 filmed live performances, film adaptations, and audio plays.