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Simpson Library | Special Collections

Communication and Digital Studies: Databases & Articles

A research guide to finding books, articles, and other resources in Communication


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Using Databases

The UMW Libraries subscribe to more than 200 databases.

In these databases, you'll find...

  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • scholarly journals
  • books
  • videos
  • and other valuable information sources

Most of our databases, but not all, are included in Quest.

Newspaper Databases

UMW has access to millions of newspaper articles in our newspaper databases. Use this guide to find newspaper databases that cover the time period you're interested in.

If you already know the title

If you already know the title of the article you want, type the title into Quest, in quotation marks, like this:


Quest doesn't cover all of UMW's databases, so if you still can't find the article, use the Journal Search to see whether we have the journal that the article was published in.

If the Journal Search doesn't find the journal, then UMW doesn't have the article you're looking for. You can request a copy from another library via Interlibrary Loan.

Best databases for Communication

Other Useful Databases

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