The University Libraries own a variety of print and electronic resources to use when researching your topics. The following are a few core tools to help you begin your research process in communication.
Provides news centered on public opinion. Published each business day, articles from the Gallup Poll News Service analyze findings and trends in politics, business, social issues, and Americans' lifestyles.
An integral part of the infrastructure of social science research, ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. Note: A personal account is required for downloading content. Account must be created on campus before being able to log in from off campus.
The Pew Research Center collects and distributes information about emerging technology impacts, the digital divide, the future of the internet, mobile technologies, online activities and behavior, privacy and security, and many more issues and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
A comprehensive database of 500,000 questions and answers asked in the US since 1935. All of the major polling organizations in the US are included in this system. The RoperExpress section allows users to search for and download data sets housed at the Roper Center.