CUNY SPS: Communication and Media



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This LibGuide is for the Undergraduate Online Program in Communication and Media.

What is OneSearch?

 What you can find in OneSearch

checkbox  Scholarly journal articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles
checkbox  Print books & ebooks @ Baruch College
checkbox  Print books @ other CUNY colleges


OneSearch is a great place to  begin to explore any research topic.

How to Use OneSearch



Find books, articles, DVDs, CDs, reports.

  • Connect your keywords with AND
  • Always use quotation marks around phrases
  • Go to "Advanced Search" to search by title, author, subject or ISBN
  • Filter your results by date, resource type, subject and more

Subject Guide

Developed by Karen Levine and Joseph Hartnett.

Search Strategies for Communication and Media

Pay attention to 'SUBJECTS' that are tagged on relevant articles when doing research. They often provide suggestions to enhance your search. The following subject terms may be useful when searching for articles within these databases.

  • Business Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Digital Media
  • Mass media
  • Miscommunication 
  • Nonverbal communication 
  • Oral communication 
  • People with disabilities--Means of communication
  • Persuasion (Psychology) 
  • Popular culture 
  • Signals and signaling 
  • Telecommunication 
  • Visual aids 
  • Visual communication 
  • Women in communication 
  • Written communication 

 For more tips about searching, see the search tips page.

Off Campus Access

SPS usernames and passwords, for both SPS faculty and students, provide:

  • remote access to Newman Library's electronic resources (databases, ebooks, online journals, etc.)
  • on-site access to computers at the library
  • access to the wireless network

At the start of each semester the School of Professional Studies Help Desk sends username and password information to currently enrolled students to their SPS email addresses.

For questions about SPS usernames, passwords and ID Cards, contact the School of Professional Studies Help Desk:

Search Databases for Articles in Communication and Media

The Newman Library has access to current, up-to-date literature about Communication and Media via databases for communication studies  including:

Trade News and Trends

Breaking news is important to follow in an industry that changes fast like communication and media sectors. Business magazines, trade journals and newspapers help to identify industry trends, research historic events and keep up-to-date on the latest industry happenings.

Trade journals and newsletters written for industry insiders provide information on private companies, niche industries, new products and manufacturing and distribution processes. This information may be hard-to-find elsewhere.

Take a look at:

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