Sarah Prindle, Humanities & Fine Arts Librarian
Morris Library Room 260C
Try the OneSearch search box for Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) or Trade Articles. Or try one of the resources below.
Connect multiple search terms with AND, OR, NOT.
- Search using AND to combine two concepts
- If you're having trouble finding research on your alternative media, try a broader search term
- Search using quotation marks for an exact phrase or title
Fewer words in your search = More results, less specific.
More words in your search = Fewer results, more specific.
- 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).
- ProQuest Newsstream
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.
- Columbia Journalism Review: Who Owns What?
CJR's guide to corporate ownership of all major media companies and outlets.
- LexisNexis Academic Search
Searchable access tonewspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources.
- Adbusters: Journal of the Mental Environment
A reader-supported magazine focused on culture jamming and counteracting mainstream narratives about culture and the environment.
- Alternative Press Index
A database of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 300 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. 1991-Present.
An alternative news website, styled like the Huffington Post, providing alternative narratives on social justice and politics.
- Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
The Defender is a Chicago-based weekly newspaper founded in 1905 for primarily African-American readers. This is a historical archive of the paper from 1910-1975.
- Chicago Defender website
Purchased by Real Times Inc. in 2003, this is the Defender's current home.
- Democrocy Now! Radio
An independent radio station, critical of corporate media.
- Free Speech TV
An independent, viewer-funded 24-hour television network devoted countering mainstream TV news networks.
- Prometheus Radio Project
A network of low power radio stations which use radio "as a tool for social justice organizing and a voice for community expression."
An independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism.
- QZAP: Queer Zine Archive Project
A project to collect, archive, and preserve queer zines for researchers. Browse digitized zines online.
- The Alternative Press Center
A non-profit collective that seeks to raise awareness and provide access to alternative media outlets.
- The Drudge Report
A web news aggregator focused on criticism of mainstream new organizations.
- The Root
Owned by Slate.com, The Root is an online magazine of African-American culture started by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Donald E. Graham in 2008.
- The Small Science Collective (Zines)
A small library of zines available online, mostly science-related.
- Virtual Alternative Media Project (VAMP)
List of alternative media sources and watchdogs from the University of Kentucky.
Search books, journals, government documents, videos, DVDs, music CDs, and music scores.
Search I-Share @ Morris Library
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.