A guide to research in Journalism.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014
Sarah Prindle, Humanities & Fine Arts Librarian
Morris Library Room 260C
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- Academic Search Complete
Large scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database.
- LexisNexis Academic Search
Searchable database of full-text newspapers, broadcast transcripts, case law, and company information.
- Communication & Mass Media Complete
Database of scholarly and trade publications for communications and mass media.
- 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).
- Business Source Complete
Contains scholarly articles, financial data, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.
- 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
- Chronicle of Higher Education
...The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant 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..."
- 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."
- Getty Images
Stock footage library for video, music, and images.
- MarciveWeb DOCS Government Documents Index
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications July 1976 - present.
- Newspaper Source and Regional Business News
Newspaper Source provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including...
- SocIndex with Full Text
Comprehensive coverage of sociology from 1300 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. Full text for 547 books and monographs, 6,711 conference papers.
Search books, journals, government documents, videos, DVDs, music CDs, and music scores.
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Request items from around the world through Interlibrary Loan.
- 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".
Worldwide catalog of library resources. See if it's in I-Share, SIU, or locate items to request via ILL.