Summaries and Commentary

Finding Contact Information

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Guide for All News-Related Resources

Key Databases

Useful Resources


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

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

Books in the Library's Search Tool Omni

  1. Begin with a 'Keyword' search (change material type from 'All items' to 'Books')
  2. For a more focused search, change 'Any field' to 'Subject'
  3. Suggested Subject Headings:

Theses and Dissertation Databases

Additional Catalogues

Conducting a Literature Review


Library page for Data, including Statistical Consulting services


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

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)

Government Information

Library resources on Government Information.  Note in particular:

Content last reviewed: May 7, 2021