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Communication Research Guide

Research Guide for Communication majors and students enrolled in Communication classes

Freedom of Speech: Cases, Articles, Etc.

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Academic Search Ultimate [EBSCO]
Multidisciplinary, including many law review journals.  Publication types include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and trade journals.


Communication Source [EBSCO]
Communication Source provides full-text, indexing and abstracts for many top communication journals covering all related disciplines.


PAIS Index [Proquest]
Citations and abstracts to articles in business and the social sciences. Emphasis on international coverage of public policy, government, international relations and current economic, political and social thought.

Constitution Annotated via Library of Congress

Black's Law Dictionary  via Westaw


Law Encyclopedias

American Jurisprudence 2d  via Westaw

Corpus Juris Secundum   via Westaw

Pro and Con

Supreme Court Debates via Academic Search Ultimate
"Published since 1997, Supreme Court Debates is an independent scholarly journal featuring controversies before the U.S. Supreme Court. Each issue covers a current prominent case, along with in-depth historical and legal background and excerpts from lawyers’ arguments before the Court. Each issue also lists cases expected to be considered by the High Court during the current term."

Supreme Court of the United States   (website)
Supreme Court of California (website)

Search the full text of case law, law review articles and other secondary sources; federal and state statutes and regulations; and other resources.

Search tips: 

  • Using the main search box, you can enter a search and then limit it to Cases or Secondary Sources (then to Law Reviews and Journals, law encyclopedias, etc); OR 
  • Below the main search box, you can first select Cases (and then jurisdiction) or Secondary Sources (then specific sources if desired), and then enter your search terms.
  • Westlaw Training and Support


Multidisciplinary periodicals (including law reviews), government publications international resources, case law, and much more.
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     Law Journal Library
     "More than 3,000 law and law-related periodicals ... .
      Coverage for all journals is from inception ... through the most currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers."

     U.S. Supreme Court Library
     "Complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes, as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions,
      and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Does not seem quite as current as Westlaw)

Librarian for Communication

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Sarah McDaniel 

Pronouns: she/her
Phone   559-278-1680
Office    1134 Fresno State Library 

Office hours by appointment

Librarian for Government Information

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sam hidde tripp

Pronouns: they/m
Phone    559-278-5788
Office     LIB 1129A (Map Library)

see also: List of Government Information Guides