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Collection Development

Communication Studies Collections Data Guide

Database Usage Statistics

Usage of Communication Studies Databases: 2020

Database Searches Downloads
Access World News 1,268
Alt-Press Watch 11,284 392
APA PsycArticles 38,283 871
APA PsycInfo 65,854 34
Communication & Mass Media Complete 26,484 5,138
CQ Researcher 247 238
EBSCO Academic Search Complete 124,281 4,854
Global Newsstream 12,945 4,854
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts 11,596
Newspaper Source 18,160 400
Nexis Uni 3,435 6,261
Opposing Viewpoints 604 454
Social Sciences Citation Index 21,011

Usage of Communication Studies Databases: 2019

Database Searches Downloads
Access World News 1,084
Alt-Press Watch 14,952 706
APA PsycArticles 35,835 8,626
APA PsycInfo 85,052 62
Communication & Mass Media Complete 26,023
CQ Researcher 646 652
EBSCO Academic Search Complete 168,223 77,844
Global Newsstream 19,950 7,478
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts 15,209
Newspaper Source 22,663 409
Nexis Uni 5,501 162,411
Opposing Viewpoints 348 146
Social Sciences Citation Index 16,306

Usage of Communication Studies Databases: 2018

Database Searches Downloads
Access World News 1,725
Alt-Press Watch 17,778 957
APA PsycArticles 37 0
APA PsycInfo 90,523 34
Communication & Mass Media Complete 26,970
CQ Researcher 692 837
EBSCO Academic Search Complete 193,214 102,408
Global Newsstream 16,631 5,632
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts 18,255
Newspaper Source 22,741 641
Nexis Uni 5,581 6,433
Social Sciences Citation Index 21,067

Usage of Communication Studies Databases: 2017

Database Searches Downloads
Access World News 889 1,087
Alt-Press Watch 19,239 1,460
APA PsycArticles 1,635
APA PsycInfo 84,960 80
Communication & Mass Media Complete 20,957
CQ Researcher 291 807
EBSCO Academic Search Complete 181,782 99,095
Global Newsstream 24,480 4,753
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts 19,545
Newspaper Source 18,336 761
Nexis Uni 11,108 14,534
Social Sciences Citation Index 23,961

Usage of Communication Studies Databases: 2016

Database Searches Downloads
Access World News 1,178 1,935
Alt-Press Watch 23,970 1,155
APA PsycArticles 1,236 10,906
APA PsycInfo 96,818 43
Communication & Mass Media Complete 18,081
CQ Researcher 266 538
EBSCO Academic Search Complete 213,990 114,142
Global Newsstream 24,480 4,753
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts 24,691
Newspaper Source 14,977 649
Nexis Uni 7,788
Social Sciences Citation Index 24,843

Usage of Communication Studies Databases: 2015

Database Searches Downloads
Access World News 2,736 13,989
Alt-Press Watch 25,361
APA PsycArticles 1,937 14,651
APA PsycInfo 124,793 26
Communication & Mass Media Complete 26,905
CQ Researcher 105 256
EBSCO Academic Search Complete 240,155 109,939
Global Newsstream
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts 25,905
Newspaper Source 20,289 1,489
Nexis Uni 13,532
Social Sciences Citation Index 25,035

Top 10 Journals

The lists of Top 10 journals by subject were extracted from Journal Citation Reports database. The Libraries own or have access to all titles linked below.

Top 10 Journals in Communication Studies

Journal Name Total Citations 2020 Journal Impact Factor Eigenfactor Score Article Influence Score
Communication Monographs 4,275 8.667 0.003 2.615
New Media & Society 10,325 8.061 0.022 2.881
Digital Journalism 2,998 7.986 0.008 2.327
Communication Methods and Measures 1,507 7.882 0.002 2.754
Political Communication 3,692 7.859 0.006 4.099
Journal of Communication 11,437 7.27 0.01 4.07
International Journal of Press/Politics 1,607 6.592 0.003 2.505
Journal of Public Relations Research 1,912 6.409 0.001 1.557
Comunicar 2,018 6.013 0.003 1.339
Journal of Advertising 6,977 5.522 0.004 2.06

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