Scholarly journals contain articles written by, and directed toward, experts within a particular field or related fields.
Peer-reviewed journals are scholarly journals, but include articles that have passed through a review process.
The primary indexing and abstracting service for the interdisciplinary area of Communication Studies is
Communication Studies is a highly interdisciplinary field. It covers a wide variety of interests including many aspects of culture and society. Depending on your topic, you may wish to search some of these databases which are related to education in Communication Studies.
Google Scholar is very helpful to use when you aren't quite sure which database is relevant to your topic. Google Scholar serves as an aggregator of the databases that Phillips Library provides (as well as an index in its own right). It will lead you to many of the databases that can help refine your search.