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Journalism & Mass Communication

Getting Started Databases

ABI/INFORM (ProQuest One Business)

Now included in the ProQuest One Business database, this resource covers business and management topics with information on more than 60,000 companies through journals, newspapers, executive profiles, reports on market conditions, and in-depth case studies of global business trends. Includes Snapshots North America, Oxford Analytical Research, Wall Street Journal, and MIT Sloan Management Review. Full text is available.

AP Stylebook Online

A searchable and regularly updated version of AP Stylebook, the standard guide for journalism and news writing. This resource includes an A-Z guide to usage, spelling, and punctuation, as well as Topical Guides and a Pronunciation Guide.

Communication Source

Provides access to Communication & Mass Media Complete and Communication Abstracts. Subject coverage includes communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies, and related fields. Some full text is available.

Newspaper Source Plus

Provides full text to over 500 U.S. newspapers and over 600 international newspapers. Real time news updates are also available through newswires such as CNN Newswire, PR Newswire, and CNN. This database also provides access to over 1.6 million radio and television transcripts.

Nexis Uni

Features 15,000+ news, business, and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions back to 1790. Some full text is available.

OU Libraries will cease subscribing to Nexis Uni, effective July 1, 2024. More information about this decision, as well as a list of databases covering the content in Nexis Uni, is available. 


Covers psychology and related disciplines in the behavioral sciences. Materials indexed include journals, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Some full text is available.


A mapping, analytics, and data visualization application with 100,000+ data variables, including demographic data from the US Census and American Community Survey, consumer spending data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey, and Dun & Bradstreet's point of interest business file providing detailed information on over 5 million businesses. Also includes the AGS Health Care dataset and the MRI-SimmonsLOCAL consumer behavior dataset with data on over 8,000 brands, psychographics, and MOSAIC market segments.

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