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Journalism Information Resources  

Guide to resources that support research in Journalism studies.
Last Updated: May 19, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This site is designed to provide fast and effective access to database resources in support of the study and research in journalism and mass communication. START by accessing the primary databases to the right.

You can also search the Mansfield Library catalog for books and videos, locate journals by title or browse all databases A-Z

Please contact me with questions about your research and/or assignments.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias


These databases are key resources for locating journal articles and books on literary criticism,  interpretation, and theory.

  • ComAbstracts
    Primary professional literature of the communication(s) field covering human communication studies, speech communication, rhetoric, journalism, mass communication, etc.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
    This site is excellent for finding world news and spans several years (varying by publication). However, it is weak on Pacific Northwest news resources.
  • Access World News: Research Collection
    This is a great resource for world and national news, especially for the Western U.S., and it goes back to 1992.
  • Media Intelligence Center
    The industry’s source for audited media data.
  • Alternative Press Index and Alternative Press Index Archive
    Indexes alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines. Covers international and interdisciplinary issues of cultural, economic, political & social change.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    An interdisciplinary database which offers non-mainstream viewpoints from newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.
  • Search Everything
    This powerful search reaches nearly everything owned by the Mansfield Library--books, ebooks, articles, newspapers, digital collections...and more. Refine your search to find exactly what you need.

Related Resources

These databases provide additional sources of information for literary research. Use them to locate supportive historical and related information. Review a list of all Mansfield Library databases here.

Your Librarian

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Sue Samson
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Manage Your Research

Use one of these sources to organize and format your bibliography.

  • EndNote Web
  • Refworks
    Bibliography manager and database-import references from databases, keep track of your research, easily add citations to your papers, and format your bibliography.

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