DB Tuesday: Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media

Published on: November 10, 2020

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Have you ever used Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media? It contains journal articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature. Coverage runs from 1969 to the present.

Here is just a sampling of the topics you can research:

  • Journalistic objectivity 
  • Mediation 
  • Online advertising 
  • Linguistically diverse populations 
  • Language processing 
  • Print media 


Search tips:

  • Subject guide search is a bit of a misnomer – it’s a subject search, in that you search for a keyword and it provides subjects that fit your keyword. They don’t have actual subject guides that you are searching. 
  • Example advanced search: To find research on the impact of Facebook advertising, you could search for ‘facebook’ AND ‘advertising’, narrowing the results to academic journals. 


What does it look like in action? 

Landing page:  

A basic journal article search:  



A subject guide search for journalism:  



Let us know how this database works for you! Email library@dctc.edu or call 651-423-8366 with feedback and questions.  


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