Resources for Communication Studies

A guide for beginning research on communication

Library Databases for Communication

Here are a few databases offered to University of Louisiana at Lafayette students and faculty that have articles on communication. To use the databases off campus, log in using your CLID.


Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles

What does "peer reviewed" mean?

A peer reviewed article is reviewed by subject experts before being approved for publication in order to ensure that it meets specific criteria and standards. Journals that use peer review in their selection process are generally considered to be of higher quality and more trustworthy than those that don’t use the peer review process.


How do I find peer reviewed articles?

You can find peer reviewed articles by searching our databases. Most databases give you the option to select for peer reviewed articles when conducting your search. Check the "Peer Reviewed" box to ensure all the articles in your search results come from peer reviewed journals.

Microforms at Dupré Library

The Dupré Library microform departments offers microform copies of newspapers going back as far as 1736. Lafayette's Daily Advertiser is available from 1869-present and the New Orleans Time-Picayune is available from 1837-present. There are also copies of the New York Times and several international and national newspapers as well as copies of documents related to slavery. Copies from microform are free. For more information, call the Microforms Department at (337) 482-1191.


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