A trial of ComAbstracts is available through Friday, November 28th. The ComAbstracts database, a product of the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship, contains abstracts of articles and books published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field as well as bibliographic records. The database is unique in its comprehensive coverage of scholarly books in communication and journalism.
The full text of the ComAbstracts database can be searched; that is, records may be searched by word, phrase, or author. The search system supports full Boolean search logic (AND, OR, NOT, XOR), proximity searching, wildcard searching, and word conflation (which finds alternative forms of words based on common linguistic roots).
ComAbstracts is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server: http://www.lib.montana.edu/resources/item/646. Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten DeMoss, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.demoss (at) montana.edu.