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The recommended databases on this page are the "best bets" for finding scholarly, peer-reviewed criticism and analysis in theatre and performance and communication studies.
What are scholarly, peer-reviewed articles?
Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles (sometimes also called "academic articles") have been reviewed by peers or experts in the author’s field of research/study. They ensure that an article's content is sound and of high quality.
To check if an article is scholarly or peer-reviewed,
Search the journal title in Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory. If the journal is listed as “referreed” in Ulrich’s it would have this icon: , to indicate a peer-reviewed journal.
Check the journal's website.
Look for "peer-reviewed" content type in databases.
Articles on art, art history, advertising art, painting, graphic design, architecture, and museum studies. Coverage: Indexing/abstract from 1929. Full Text 1995 - present
Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, this database indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.
Articles, books, and conference proceedings in the communications field, including advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature. Coverage: 1900 - present
CMMC offers full text and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for journals covering communication, mass media, linguistics, discourse, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, communication theory, language, logic, organizational communication and other closely related fields of study. This resource incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other top journals in communication and media studies.
Conference proceedings, books, articles, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles relating to computing and information technology. Coverage: 1947 - present
ACM Digital Library contains bibliographic information on ACM publications since 1947 and includes full-text of documents where available. Works published by affiliated organizations are included on a selected basis.