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Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC) Quick Reference Guide

Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC) provides content related to communication and mass media. In addition to the more than 600 journals that CMMC provides indexing and abstracts for, the database also features full text for more than 240 journals. Some items that are not full text in the database are owned by one of both of the Freedom Forum libraries. This will be noted in the database.

Create an account
To access the full range of features available in this database (search and journal alerts, saved searches and a personalized folder) you will want to create an account. Click “Sign In to My EBSCOhost” near the top left of the opening screen. Click “I’m a new user” and fill in the information and click “Submit.” You have created your account.

Search the CMMC
Basic Search : In the search box in the “Basic Search” section enter keywords or a more complex search. Also limit and expand your search with the tools provides in the “Refine Search” tab located below the search box. For information on complex searches click on this button Help located below the search box.

Advanced Search : The “Advanced Search” section offers a guided keyword search as well as the “Refine Search” tab to help you limit and expand your search. For information on complex searches click on this button Help located below the search boxes.

In the Refine Search section check the “Also search for related words” button. It will map your search terms to appropriate terms in a thesaurus. Click the “Thesaurus” button on the top of the toolbar and browse for subject terms.

My Folder
Search and journal alerts, as well as saved searches are stored in your personalized folder. Articles you add are stored there as well. Please note that articles can be saved in the folder without signing in to My EBSCOhost but will only be saved for that session. Sign in to save articles for future sessions.

To use the following features you will need to be signed into My EBSCOhost (see above on how to create an account).

Journal Alerts
Create journal alerts to receive email notification when a new issue of a publication has been added to the database. First click on the “Publications” button on the top of the tool bar. Enter the publication name in the “Browse Publications” field then click on the title in the results. Click on the “Journal Alert” link. Complete the resulting form. When the title is in the database you will be sent an email with the publication’s table of contents.

Search Alerts
Create and run your search in the “Advanced Search” tab, select the “Search History/Alerts” tab and select the “Save Searches/Alerts” link. Fill in the resulting form fields, then click on the “Alert” radio button to turn your request into a Search Alert. Complete the Alert setup form including your email address and click “Save.”

Saved Searches
Advanced searches can be saved. Create and run a search in the “Advanced Search” tab, select the “Search History/Alerts” tab and select the “Saved Searches/Alert” link. Fill in the resulting form fields, then click on the “Saved Search (Permanent)” or “Saved Search (Temporary)” radio button. Click “Save” and the search will be in your personalized folder.