Communication and Mass Media Complete Tutorial

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Communication and Mass Media Complete Tutorial

  1. 1. COMMUNICATION ANDMASS MEDIA COMPLETEDevon Stokes
  2. 2. About• CMMC contains abstracts and full-text items fromhundreds of publications from communications and mediadisciplines.• Full-text access to 240 journals• Also contains newspapers, magazines, reviews,conference proceedings, and other source types• Articles in multiple languages• Items are current and earliest go back to 1915• Connects to Journal Finder to find articles not in CMMC,but available in other parts of the UNCG collection
  3. 3. Off-Campus Access• If you are accessing CMMC from an off-campus location,you will be required to sign-in• Use the same username and password that you use forBlackboard and your UNCG email
  4. 4. SearchingYou can search several ways like Subject, Author, and Title.
  5. 5. Searching• But, the simplest way to start is by using subject keywordsto find items about a certain topic.• Choose 1-3 key words or phrases from your topic choice• The more words you use, the more specific your resultswill be• Let’s use an example topic of “women and advertising”
  6. 6. Searching• Here’s what your search would look like…• You can just type these in without selecting a field.
  7. 7. Searching• That gives us about 3575 results. That going to be a lot tosift through, so let’s narrow it down to the most relevantarticles. Continuing with our example of “women andadvertising,” to focus on print ads, you can do 2 things.women AND advertising AND print OR women AND advertising NOT television
  8. 8. Searching• We get 329 and 2810 results, respectively. Both aresmaller than our original 3575, but we can keep narrowingour results by using the left sidebar.
  9. 9. Searching• Ways to filter:• Full-text• Source type• Date• Language• Subject• Publication title• And others• Once you select your parameters, click update
  10. 10. When you click on a title…• All of the item’s information is displayed hereYou can print, email,save (pdf), cite, share,make notes on,bookmark, and pulllinks for each articlewith these options.Find a link to thefull-text here. IfCMMC doesn’thave full-text, alink will be herethat says “checkfor full-text”. Thatwill take you to apage that showswhere you canfind the item inanother place inthe library’scollection.
  11. 11. Ebsco Account• Create an account to use more database features!• Click “Sign in” at the top left• You can use your account with any other Ebscodatabases your institution has access to, like PsychInfoand Academic Search Complete.
  12. 12. Folders• To save an item to your folder, just click “Add to Folder”under a title on the results list or on the item’s page.
  13. 13. Sorting Folders• The database will automatically sort your items by sourcetype.• You can sort items by creating folders with differentnames. This is good if you’re working on more than oneproject, so you don’t mix up all your sources.• It also makes for easy retrieval when it’s time to make abibliography or works cited page.
  14. 14. Sorting Items• Just select an article and which folder you’d like to move itto.
  15. 15. Questions?• Contact me!• Devon Stokesdystokes@uncg.edu(904) 483-0453

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