One of the newest databases added to Van Wylen’s collection is Communications & Mass Media Complete. This database covers nearly 700 titles, has full-text availability for over 380 journals and substantially increases our resources for communications research. Though the content is geared towards communication students, students in other fields may also find this database relevant for their studies.
One particularly useful feature of this database is that it includes a subject thesaurus within the search results that can help you narrow down a broad topic. For example, if you need to research advertising, the subject thesaurus located on the left side of the screen will provide options such as management, consumer behavior, and Internet advertising. By clicking on these or any other of the provided terms, you can easily limit the scope of your search to find something more related to your research.
— Bethany Stripp, Library Student Blogger