Libraries buy magazines, journals, and newspapers in online collections called databases.
Communication & Mass Media Complete is a database collection of journal articles.
Here's how to find it from the library home page (www.nvcc.edu/library):
> Research Databases
> By Subject
> Communication Studies, Film, & Theatre (CST)
> Communication & Mass Media Complete
To search for scholarly articles in databases:
nuclear family AND communication
nuclear family AND adolescents AND communication
To search specifically for an article that presents the results of an original study:
1. Type your topic in the first box.
2. In the second box, type results AND discussion
3. In the second row dropdown, select TX All Text
4. In the "Search Options" section, put a check mark next to Full Text and next to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.