The Communication Studies Researcher and the Communication Studies Indexes

David C. Tyler, Signe O. Boudreau, Susan M. Leach
2005 Behavioral & social sciences librarian (Print)  
The existence of widely available large, multi-subject, online databases calls into question the necessity for small, disciplinespecific indexes to support research. This study attempts to determine whether the online Communication Studies indexes provide access to the journal literature that researchers in the field actually cite and whether, where the current journal literature is concerned, that access is in any way superior to that provided by large, multi-subject, online indexes.
doi:10.1300/j103v23n02_02 fatcat:botun77ohjajlohqthlprrz25i