LAW 520 - Mass Communication II: Telephone, Broadband Networks and Convergence

Research guide for Al Hammond's Mass Communication II class.

Legal Indexes

Legal index searching allows you to be more comprehensive in your searching, and also provides subject terms that call pull up information even if specific search terms are not used in the article.


Heinonline is one of the best places to get law review articles in electronic format.  You also have access to other regulatory information.

Proquest Congressional has reports and hearings from Congress and also inclused the papers from the Congressional Research Service.

Communications databases available through the University Library offer alternative perspectives of Communications issues.

LexisNexis and Westlaw have law reviews and other periodicals along with the primary materials you may need for your research.  Start my doing a topical search to find all the databases available for Communications Law.

Articles and papers on the internet

The interent has depositories of articles and papers that can be more timely than materials already published, or published in hard copy.  The three most popular places to go for scholarly articles are:


bepress – The Berkeley Electronic Press 

Google Scholar

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