Research Communication, Literature, and the Arts

Databases: Search for Articles 

Logins and passwords for databases are available on your MyCampus course page.

Academic Search Complete: EBSCOhost
Database offers the world's most comprehensive, scholarly, multi-disciplinary sources with 7,100 journals provided in full-text format.

America: History and Life from EBSCOhost
Database reflects the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

American National Biography (ANB)
Offers in-depth portraits of more than 17,400 men and women who have shaped American history. Articles are based on chronology; all subjects are deceased.

Communication and Mass Media Complete: EBSCOhost
This database provides research in areas related to communication and mass media, offering access to roughly 740 journal titles.

Contemporary Authors
A database offering biographical and bibliographic information on more than 130,000 current authors.

Encyclopedia Britannica
The encyclopedia offers more than 73,000 articles and is considered one of the most complete and accurate information sources in the world.

MLA International Bibliography: EBSCOhost
The database offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series, and 1,000 book publishers.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
The dictionary is considered to be the final authority on the English language, as well as a history of English speech and thought. The project offers scholarly information on the meaning, history and pronunciation of words both past and present.

PsychInfo: EBSCOhost
PsychInfo is the world's largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Ninety-nine percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed.

Wiley Online Library
Considered one of the world's premier resources for study, teaching, and advanced research, the database offers scholarly materials in full-text format from 1997 to the present. Select "Humanities and Social Sciences" from the main page to browse this subject collection.



News Sources

NewsBank
Explore the World News Research Collection.

Newspaper Source Plus: EBSCOhost
Provides full-text covered for more than 370 regional, American newspapers, as well as television and radio news transcripts, and full text for more than 40 national and international newspapers.



Communication, Literature, and the Arts: Other Resources from Busse Library

Busse Journals A to Z: Communications and Journalism
Main subject directory. To view a list of print and electronic journals, select area of emphasis. Then select any title for further details; select any database name to activate search.

Busse Journals A to Z: Fine Arts and Music
Main subject directory. To view a list of print and electronic journals, select area of emphasis. Then select any title for further details; select any database name to activate search.

Busse Journals A to Z: Languages and Literature
Main subject directory. To view a list of print and electronic journals, select area of emphasis. Then select any title for further details; select any database name to activate search.

The Literary 100 -- ranking of the world's most influential writers

Greatest American Speeches of the 20th Century -- rankings with full text, audio, and video

Art Library: Desktop Reference

Art History: Desktop Reference

Books and Book Reviews: Desktop Reference

Communication (Journalism): Desktop Reference

Communications Library: Desktop Reference

Electronic Books and Reviews: Desktop Reference

English: Desktop Reference

Graphic Arts and Design: Desktop Reference

Mass Media in America: Desktop Reference

Poetry: Desktop Reference

Shakespeare: Desktop Reference

Short Stories: Desktop Reference

Speech and Drama: Desktop Reference

Speeches and Transcripts: Desktop Reference



Credo Reference: Selected Titles in Communication, Literature, and the Arts
To see all titles, select "Find a Book" and then a field from the subject roster.

Bloomsbury Guide to Art

Encyclopedia of American Folk Art

National Gallery Collection, London

Chronology of American Literature

Dictionary of Literary Symbols

Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of Impressionism

Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

How We Talk: American Regional English Today



Style and Citation Guides

APA Style

APA Style 2011 New guidelines from Busse Library (effective August 2009 with the 6th edition of the APA Manual)

In-Text Citation Table -- Busse Library version of APA table that shows how to reference authors and how to create parenthetical (internal) citations

Model Paper: Mount Mercy University: PDF sample paper with cover page, running head, headings, and references list 

Running-Head Steps: Procedure for creating APA's required, running head in Office 2007 or Office 2010 

 

Chicago Style

Chicago Manual of Style: Busse Library Guide Part of the library's Notebook series.

Chicago Manual of Style Online: Quick Citation Guide Brief examples from The University of Chicago Press.

Chicago Manual of Style: OWL Project: Purdue University Detailed examples on Chicago style.

 

MLA Style

MLA Style Guide: Busse Library : Guidelines from Busse Library (MLA, 7th edition, 2009)

MLA Formatting and Style Guide: OWL Project: Purdue University Examples and a sample paper are provided.

 

Mount Mercy University's
Communication, Literature and Arts
Library Liaison is:

Boyd Broughton

bbroughton@mtmercy.edu