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.
This resource is partially funded by MOREnet, the Missouri Research and Education Network.
JSTOR contains articles and books, usually at least 3-5 years old, from scholarly sources. For more recent material, use Discover@UMSL or another individual databases.
** In response to the COVID pandemic JSTOR granted free access to an extended list of journals until June 30, 2023. **
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)
Health & General Sciences (historical scientific journals, health sciences)
Books at JSTOR (50,000+ titles)
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
Library Catalog of BooksStart with the UMSL catalog. If you cannot find what you are looking for, expand your search to the MERLIN catalog (all four UM campuses), the MOBIUS catalog (60+academic libraries in MO, plus a few public library systems), or the WorldCat (the mother of all catalogs).
The Associated Press Stylebook is a usage and style guide for journalists and other writers. The Stylebook includes chapters on data journalism, business, fashion, food, religion, health, science and sports terms, and provides infomation on media law, news values, punctuation, social media, polls and surveys. It does not specify page formatting and citation rules in the same way other academic style guides (APA, MLA, etc.) do.
Ten users may simultaneously access this database.
Spring 2021 update from AP: ... we are retiring our Pronunciation Guide. Our website traffic data shows us you come to Stylebook Online for guidance on numerals, dates and titles, but rarely for phonetic pronouncers of names in the news. We want to focus our time and effort on the help you need, so we will remove the Pronunciation Guide and prioritize regular updates of the words and phrases you need.
Publication Manual of the APA, 6th editionA paper copy of the 6th edition is available at the Public Service Desk for library use only. The 7th ed/paper is on order and will be at the Desk. An online version of the 7th ed. is not yet available.