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Communication & Mass Media Complete database allows you to search through almost 1000 communication-specific news and research publications including 326 scholarly communication research journals.


Example research question: "Does the coverage of protests by journalism and news impact public perception of the movements?" (agenda setting theory)

Keywords and synonyms: protestsjournalismnewspublic perception

1. Search: protests = 3912 articles.

2. Use the suggested OR terms: protests OR demonstrations OR activism = 9750 articles.

3.Add journalism or reporting = 1595 articles.

4. Add public perceptions or attitudes or opinion = 178 articles.

5. Limit to: Peer Reviewed and Publication Date (use 2013-2023) = 86 articles.

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  • Each article result contains an Abstract. In just a few seconds, you can determine if the article is a good fit or not.
  • Which of these are original research studies? Tip: find the METHOD section.
  • If you find an article, use the citation generator to create your APA 7 citation. 
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