Communication and Media Studies

Communication and Mass Media Complete

  • Academic literature for studies in communication, mass media, discourse & rhetoric, organizational communication, and more

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database

  • Focused on current events, business, sciences, and the arts (includes academic content)

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

  • Focuses on film and television theory, production, and technical aspects

Alternative Press Index and Archive

  • Newspapers and magazines not considered main-stream

Independent Voices: An Open Access Collection of an Alternative Press

  • Full-page digital replicas
  • Current, but emphasis on 1900-1930 & 1960-1980

Business Source Complete

  • Focus on management, economics, international business, marketing, industry, communications & media, and more


  • Multi-disciplinary database with significant coverage of social sciences

Google Scholar

  • Connect through the Library for direct access to resources in our collection

The Wire Report

  • News service focused on Canada's telecom and media sectors

Library's Omni Search Tool

  1. Begin with a 'Keyword' search (change 'Entire Collection' to 'Books')
  2. For a more focused search, change 'Keyword' to 'Subject'
  3. Suggested Subject Headings:

The results will show related Subject Headings.  Explore each that is relevant to your topic.  Subject Headings are assigned as a way of grouping related resources together.

COVID-19 Update: Use the filters on the left hand side of the page to see material "Available Online".

Library page for Data, including Statistical Consulting services


  • Advertising rates and data for marketing, public relations, and communications professionals

World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Database

  • Time series data since 1960 on communication networks, usage and subscriptions, and international connectivity
  • Library users must access the designated workstation on the main floor near the Bloomberg terminals (database icon is on the desktop)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

  • Agency of the United Nations focused on information and communication technologies


  • Canadian consumer data on print readership, media exposure, product usage, and lifestyles.


  • Offers integrated access to internationally comparable statistics, market reports, insightful comment from industry experts and country analysts, as well as thousands of sources of further information (you may be asked to log in a second time)

Subject Headings for Reference Material

Theses and Dissertation Databases

Additional Catalogues

Conducting a Literature Review

Funding Opportunities

And don't forget to visit the Reader's Digest Resource Centre in the River Building for more help!

Content last reviewed: February 28, 2021