Research Guide: Cellphones & Communication

Background Information

  • 24/7: How Cell Phones and the Internet Change the Way We Live, Work, and Play
  • HE 9713. H 365 2007
  • Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication
  • HE 9715. J 25 H 67 2007
  • Cell Phone Reader: Essays in Social Transformation
  • HE 9713. C 44 2007
  • Magic in the Air: Mobile Communication and the Transformation of Social Life
  • HE 9713. K 38 2006
  • Mobile Connection: The Cell Phone's Impact on Society
  • HE 9713. L 563 2004
  • New Tech, New Ties: How Mobile Communication is Reshaping Social Cohesion
  • HE 9713. M 43 2008
  • Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools
  • TK 5105.6 S 62 2008

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is an excellent place to start any research project. It is a general database that covers thousands of journals from the mid-1970s to the present. It includes popular and scholarly articles.


ComAbstracts is a core communications database and can be used to search hundreds of communications and media studies journals.

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Communication & Mass Media Complete can find you a wealth of information on any communication and mass media topic, including journalism, interpersonal communication, public relations and crisis management, and more.

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher is another excellent place to start research projects. It contains reports written by scholars on a wide variety of topics, particularly controversial topics and/or topics with a political dimension.

LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic can be used to locate millions of newspaper articles, as wells as legal and business news.

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