The following list contains featured databases particularly useful for Mass Communications research. Many articles are full-text, others may be available in the Library or through Interlibrary Loan. Remote access to many library resources is restricted to OKCU students, faculty and staff. To access resources off-campus, use your BlueLink user name and password when prompted.
Use the following links to browse journals and magazines held by the library.
The PDF icon should open Adobe Reader and show the full text of the article as originally published. Print and save from the Adobe Reader interface.
The "Find Full Text" link will take you to the library's Discovery system. If the article is available full text through another source, a few clicks should take you to it. If it is not, you will see a message recommending an interlibrary loan request.
"Interlibrary Loan" or "ILL" service is free to OCU students, faculty, and staff and usually takes 3 - 5 days. The library staff requests the article from another library and then emails it to you.
Request a Journal Article
If ... it isn't available full text online or in the library's journals list.
search and click on "Request through ILL (arrives in 3 days to 3 weeks)"
fill in article title and author, journal title, date, volume, issue, and page numbers plus your contact information
Request a Book
If … it we don't own a copy and it isn’t a course textbook by using "Request through Interlibrary Loan" in
or fill in title, author, publisher, and date plus your contact information on the
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