Communication & Mass Media Complete provides quality research in areas related to communication and mass media.
This database originated with the acquisition and subsequent merging of two popular databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies -- CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association (NCA)), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University).
The Ad*Access Project presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. & Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955 and covers five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II.
Access to over 8,000 historic television commercials created for clients or acquired by the D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) advertising agency or its predecessor during the 1950s - 1980s.
This collection supports interdisciplinary research, not only in marketing and advertising history, but also in visual studies, communication, women's studies, public health, cultural anthropology, nutrition, technology, and more.
Academic Search Complete is a scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with several thousand full-text periodicals, most of which are peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for many more journals, monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. A selection of AP News videos are also available in this database. NOTE: Videos are only available if you are on campus or if you are using a VPN connection to campus.
This resource is partially funded by MOREnet, the Missouri Research and Education Network.
JSTOR contains articles, usually at least 3-5 years old, from scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Some journal issues are available from as far back as the 1800s. For more recent material, try using Summon or one of the individual databases.
UMSL has access to the following JSTOR Collections:
Arts & Sciences I (economics, history, political science, sociology, ecology, mathematics, and statistics)
Arts & Sciences II (additional journals for many of the disciplines in Arts & Sciences I, plus journals in several additional disciplines: archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies)
Arts & Sciences III i(languages and literature, music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, feminist & women's studies, and the history & study of art and architecture)
Arts & Sciences IV (business, education, and law, psychology, public policy and administration)
Ecology and Botany I (journals from the Ecological Society of America, ecosystems, ecology, biodiversity, climate change, conservation, experimental biology, botany, plant biology, systematic botany, and taxonomy.
Health & General Sciences (historical scientific journals, health sciences)
Early Journal Content (journals published in the United States before 1923 and published in other countries before 1870)
Researchers and students may also be interested in JSTOR's Data for Research beta site, a free, self-service tool that allows computer scientists, digital humanists, and other researchers to select and interact with JSTOR content. The Data for Research site contains a set of web-based tools, including:
a powerful faceted search interface that can be leveraged to define content of interest through an iterative process of searching and results filtering
word frequencies, citations, key terms, and ngrams utilized for conducting analysis of document-level data
topic modeling (classification of subject headings at the article level), a powerful tool for content selection and filtering
downloadable datasets containing word frequencies, citations, key terms, or ngrams associated with the content selected
The Associated Press Stylebook Online includes chapters covering data journalism, business, fashion, food, religion, health, science and sports terms, as well as media law, news values, punctuation, social media, polls and surveys. Ten users may simultaneous access.this database.