Communication Research Guide

Databases  Reference  Journals  Videos  Web Sites 

 This guide will point you to many of the library's resources in communication and will link you to additional resources. If you need help with your research ask a librarian.  


Search library databases for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, case studies, editorials, reports, reviews, and other documents. The following databases are recommended for research in Communication. To select the database(s) most suited to your needs, click on DatabaseInfoIcon for more information. 

Most Frequently Used Databases in Communication:

Additional databases are available. Visit Databases for Communication Studies. 
Or select other databases from all database options.


Select from the following reference works to find dictionaries, encyclopedias, online reference and more.

Communication Reference - Select Works

Where to Browse in the Library

Print materials can be found in ODU Library's Reference Stacks and in the Main Stacks in the following ranges of the Dewey Decimal System

  • 302.2 (communication)
  • 900s (history)

Communication Reference Online



Web Sites

Visit the following sites for authoritative information on Communication


Communication: Local and State

Communication: National and International

Communication Studies



Past last updated: 17 May 2014 | ODU Library Reference Services