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Journalism Research Guide   Tags: journalism, jrnl, mcma, media  

A guide to research in Journalism.
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Key Databases

News Databases

  • LexisNexis Academic Search  
    Searchable database of full-text newspapers, broadcast transcripts, case law, and company information.
  • ProQuest Newsstand  
    Includes international, national and regional papers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, The Guardian, El Norte, Jerusalem Post, and South China Morning Post.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers  
    Includes Chicago Tribune (1849-1987), The Chicago Defender (1905-1975), The Wall Street Journal (1889 - 1993), and The New York Times (1851-2007).
  • Ethnic NewsWatch  
    An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses. The database begins its coverage in 1960.
  • Newspaper Source and Regional Business News  
    Full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers including The Boston Globe, The Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, The New York Daily News, The San Jose Mercury News and 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers.

Also Try

  • Chronicle of Higher Education  
    Complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; current job listings; articles published since September 1989; discussion forums; and career-building tools such as an online CV's, salary databases, and more.
  • Congressional (ProQuest)  
    Congressional Publications includes indexing and abstracting for congressional hearings, resolutions, prints, bills, reports, biographical and voting information for members of Congress.
  • ERIC (EBSCO)  
    "The best index for searching the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database..."
  • Getty Images
    Stock footage library for video, music, and images.

News Industry Statistics & Trends

  • Student Press Law Center
    "The Student Press Law Center is an advocate for student First Amendment rights, for freedom of online speech, and for open government on campus." The SPLC provides help with FOIA requests, reporting censorship, determining fair use of FERPA, and legal assistance.
  • Pew Center Project for Media and Journalism: Data Center
    Includes data and graphs for various multimedia platforms including broadcast and cable news, radio, and social media. Site also includes analysis of these Pew Center funded projects.
  • Pew Internet & American Life Project: Latest Research
    Listing of the latest publications & reports from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Includes raw datasets and summary publications on gaming, mobile and social media usage, and surveys on internet trends.

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  • Interlibrary Loan
    If there's a book not in I-Share, we'll find it. If there's an article that says "We don't have this online," we will get it for you. Just sign up for an Interlibrary Loan account (click First-Time User). Request articles through "Request a Photocopy".
  • WorldCat  
    Worldwide catalog of library resources. See if it's in I-Share, SIU, or locate items to request via ILL.

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