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Communication Research

Fant Library's guide to resources for research in communication. Here you'll find access to books in print or online, databases for scholarly articles and hard data, and access to library help online or in person.

Local Resources

Check out these online resources for local news:
- NBC/ABC affiliate serving Tupelo and Columbus
- CBS affiliate serving Columbus and North Mississippi 
- Daily newspaper serving Columbus and Starkville
- Weekly newspaper serving Columbus and neighboring communities
- Daily newspaper serving Starkville and Oktibbeha County


We have a variety of local, regional, and world newspapers. We maintain the last two weeks of these titles and they are available for patron use in the journals stacks on the first floor. Here's a list of our holdings: 

Birmingham News
The Cathoginian
Clarion Ledger
Commerical Appeal
Commercial Dispatch
Daily Journal
Delta Democrat Times
George County Times
Meridian Star
The Mississippi Link
NEMS Daily Journal
New York Times
Starkville Daily News
The Spectator
Wall Street Journal
West Alabama Gazette/Daily Packet
Yazoo Herald

Helpful Websites

Newspaper Source™

Use Newspaper Source to find news from around the globe.

Newspaper Source™ provides cover-to-cover full text for 28 national (U.S.) & international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), The Daily Journal (Tupelo, MS), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selected full text for more than 260 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, Daily News (New York), San Jose Mercury News, etc.

This database allows you to search for news articles based on topic, timeline, publication, and more. Start your search in the box below.

Newspaper Source™


Narrow your search results by using the menu options to the left of the results list. Click the arrows to open each limiter and view results based on publication type, date range, company and more. Be sure to check the box for Full Text to find resources you can access in full.