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  • American Literary Journalists
    Call Number: PS 369 .A45 1997
  • American Magazine Journalists
    Call Number: PN 4871 .A474 1994
  • American Newspaper Journalist
    Call Number: PM 4871 .A49 1983
  • Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications
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  • Key concepts in journalism studies
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  • Dictionary of Media Studies
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  • Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law
    Call Number: PN 4783 .A83 2004
  • New York Times Manual of Style and Usage
    Call Number: PE 1478 .S57 1999

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Access: Network Restricted
Coverage: 1915-present
Content: Full-text, abstracts, and indexing for more than 500 journals and selected coverage of 200 more, with a combined coverage of 690 titles in communications, mass media, and other closely related fields. (380 titles are full-text).

Film Literature Index
Access: unrestricted
Coverage: 1976-2001
Content: The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles. You can search the citations or browse by subject headings, person names, production titles, or corporate names.

NewsBank: Access World News
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 1990's-present
Content: Full-text newspaper articles from over 3000 sources on issues, events, people, government and more. Collections include Access Business News, Access International News, Access Military, Government, & Defense, Access Newswires & Transcripts, and Acceda Noticias.

Pop Culture Collection
Access: Restricted
Coverage: Varies
Content: Pop Culture Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

  • The Media Institute: Created in 1979, The Media Institute exists to foster three goals: "freedom of speech, a competitive media and communications industry, and excellence in journalism." As part of their work, they publish books and monographs, convene conferences, and also prepare regulatory filings and court briefs.
  • Neiman Watchdog: The Nieman Watchdog Journalism Project at Harvard University is concerned with helping "the press ask penetrating questions, critical questions, questions that matter, questions not yet asked about today's news." Includes online tools for journalists, recent Nieman reports, and some self-reflective works on the future of investigative reporting. The "Blog" area offers up expert opinion and editorial pieces from Nieman staffers and affiliates.
  • Ten top Journalism Blogs: Ten top essential blogs provide news analysis, media criticism and journalism resources for the digital age. Includes links to the Society of Professional Journalism, Public Journalism Network, PR Watch, and other digital media resources.
  • Poynter Online: Poynter Online provides interested parties access to a wide range of articles and columns created by well-regarded members of their organization and other working journalists from around the United States. Visitors can view job postings in the field, look over career columns, and even submit questions to columnists. Along with this vocationally oriented material, there are sections such as diversity, photojournalism, and ethics, which contain insightful pieces on these subjects. For aspiring journalists and those currently working in the profession, this site is tremendously useful.

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