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Advances in Discourse Processes |
Advances in Telematics
Argumentation and Advocacy
Asian Journal of Communication
Australian Journal of Communication
Australian Studies in Journalism
Canadian Journal of Communication
Communication Law and Policy
Communication Research Reports
Critical Studies in Mass Communication
Discourse and Society
Electronic Journal of Communication
European Journal of Communication
Free Speech Yearbook
Harvard Int. Journal of Press Politics
Howard Journal of Communication
Human Communication Research
Information, Communication and Society
Issues in Applied Linguistics
Journal of Applied Communication Research
Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media
Journal of Business and Technical Communication
Journal of Business Communication
Journal of Communication
Journal of Communication and Religion
Journal of the International Listening Association
Journal of Family Communication
Journal of Language and Social Psychology
Journal of Mass Media Ethics
Journal of Media Economics
Journal of Mediated Communication
Journal of Public Relations Research
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
Journalism and Communication Monographs
Journalism and Mass Communication Monographs
Language and Communication
Management Communication Quarterly
Mass Comm Review
Mass Communication and Society
Media, Culture and Society
Media Studies Journal
Organization Communication: Emerging Perspectives
Philosophy and Rhetoric
Progress in Communication Sciences
Public Opinion Quarterly
Public Relations Research and Education
Public Relations Research Review
Quarterly Journal of Speech
Research in Language and Social Interaction
Rhetoric and Public Affairs
Small Group Research
Southern Speech Communication Journal
Studies in Communications
Western Journal of Communication
Women's Studies in Communication
How is ComIndex different from other academic indexes your library may already support?
Psychological Abstracts, PsycLit, and PsycInfo: These sources include only a fraction of the the 80+ titles covered by ComIndex. In addition, they supply only selective coverage -- not all articles in a journal are included. Articles are "specifically and individually selected based on their relevance to psychology".
Humanities Index, Philosopher's Index, and Social Science Index: These sources together cover less than 20 of the titles covered in ComIndex.
UMI "ProQuest", "Research I", and "Research II": Research II, the most comprehensive UMI product, covers less than half the titles included in ComIndex. Most titles are not indexed before 1990.
Communication Abstracts: Communication Abstracts does not index a standard set of journals. Like Psychological Abstracts, Communication Abstracts employs selective coverage (not every article in a journal issue is selected for inclusion). Only a short span of coverage of Communication Abstracts is available in electronic form. A single year's subscription to Communication Abstracts costs more than a personal copy of ComIndex and, at the library or institutional rate, a year's subscription to Communication Abstracts costs more than a library or department license for ComIndex. (Comprehensive abstracts collections for 53 journals covered within ComIndex can be searched electronically using the CIOS's Web search service.)
Current Contents: This source includes less than 30 of the titles covered in ComIndex. Bibliographic information is incomplete --- one cannot determine an article's full citation from the information provided in Current Contents. Current Contents limits its scope to recent issues of journals.
OCLC ContentsFirst: The OCLC databases cover approximately half the titles covered in ComIndex. Bibliographic information is incomplete --- one cannot determine an article's full citation from the information provided in OCLC searches. ContentsFirst limits its scope to recent issues of journals.
ERIC: ERIC cover approximately one third the titles covered in ComIndex.
ComIndex supports full Boolean search logic and provides context sensitive online help and pop-up keyword dictionaries to assist novice searchers. ComIndex tracks co-occurrence links between concepts (e.g., the term "television" often co-occurrs with the term "violence") and authors (e.g., "Smith" frequently publishes with "Jones"). This unique feature allows the user to discover interrelationships of concepts and ideas and makes transparent cooperative relationships among authors (sometimes referred to as "invisible colleges"). ComIndex's author frequency sort may also be used to explore publication rates and practices within the communication field.
Please note: ComIndex is a bibliographic index; it does not include abstracts. Institutions and individuals subscribing to CIOS web services can search abstracts for selected journals covered by ComIndex. Call the CIOS for information or contact the CIOS web site: http://www.cios.org/www/abstract.htm
About the CIOS
The Communication Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS) is a U.S. Federal Tax Code 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting the use of computer and information technologies in the service of communication scholarship and education. The CIOS also maintains the communication discipline's online information and conference service at http://www.cios.org, serving communication scholars and students worldwide since 1986. Call the CIOS at 518-887-2443 (voice) or 518-887-5186 (fax).