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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
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Save time and search all four EBSCO databases at once. The EBSCO MegaFILE is comprised of the complete content and functionality of Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News.
This database can be used to find research articles on film studies' topics. Aspects covered include theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, reviews (back to 1914) and more. The database allows full searching of more than 270 publications and selected coverage of 300 more. Articles are available for more than 80 journals and texts from nearly 50 books. If the article you are interested in is not available online, click the Find It-button to see if the article is available in another library database, or to see if the library has the article in print.
Connect to Google Scholar through the Libraries' web site to gain off-campus access to all the articles and journals in full text in the Libraries. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. To connect to the full text, click "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" in your Google Scholar search results. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ
An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.
Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Help can be found on their website.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
Full text database of media outlets, trade publications, news sources and websites that has international coverage. Includes daily newspapers, transcripts, newswires, and all editions of the Wall Street Journal. Financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.
Due to licensing restrictions for academic subscriptions, not all of the news sources in Factiva are available. See this list of Excluded Titles. If you need assistance using Factiva, please contact the Journalism Librarian.
LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, and consumer information. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.
Catalogs and Bibliographies
Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.
General Reference Sources
Use this source to look up terms used for measuring audiences, advertising and marketing for all kinds of broadcasting, print, and online media. This dictionary is part of the Oxford Reference Online collection.
Service from the Alliance for Audited Media that tracks circulation, data for newspapers, consumer magazines, business publications and farm publications from the US, Canada, and other countries. Includes audit circulation statistics for online editions. Access is for a single user.
Covers the field of journalism in print, broadcasting, and online. international perspectives on the history, technology, legal issues, and economics of journalism. Over 300 topics are covered such as design, editing, advertising, marketing, libel, censorship, bias, digital manipulation, and political cartoonists. Information on journalism awards and prizes, journalistic freedom around the world, along with annotated bibliographies.
edited by Margaret A. Blanchard
Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, c1998
General Reference Works
Includes training sessions on newsroom skills for writing, video, web, audio, writing, storytelling, along with briefings for key subjects, ethics and values, and legal matters. A useful resource for students wanting to learn the best practices of news reporting from the BBC. This title is free from the BBC as of July 1, 2014
Divided into five sections that explore how to research topics such as media institutions, media content, communication in society; consumption, audiences, politics, and problems in conducting mass communication research.
Books at the University Libraries on theories, methodologies, ratings, and history of media audiences.
Textbook on qualitative methods used in media research, with an emphasis on integrating theory with practice.
SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a tool designed to help you create research projects and understand the methods behind them. SRMO's new taxonomy of over 1,400 unique methods terms links to authoritative content, including: Over 600 books; Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks; The entire "Little Green Book" and "Little Blue Book" series; Two major works collating a selection of journal articles; Newly commissioned videos.
Handbooks and Manuals
Jo A. Cates
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2004
Overview of the privileges and responsibilities of a free press. Published by the Bureau of International Information Programs. United States Department of State. Written by Prof. Jane Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law.
SRDS is a professional database in advertising and marketing. Locate media for business and consumer magazines, websites, news media, television, cable, radio, outdoor, direct marketing and other outlets. Find information about advertising rates, audience metrics, website analytics, media kits, profiles, and contacts. Use Local Market Audience to create PRIZM reports from Claritas and find Nielsen indexing for demographics, lifestyles, and product usage.
Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions
Search all the Proquest Historical Newspapers currently available at the University of Minnesota Libraries, or click on "Publications" to customize your search.
- Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)
- Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
- Chicago Tribune (1849-1991)
- Christian Science Monitor (1908-2001)
- Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)
- Los Angeles Times (1881-1991)
- New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
- New York Times (1851-2011)
- Pittsburgh Courier: (1911-2002)
- Wall Street Journal (1889-1997)
- Washington Post (1877-1998)
The Television News Archive available from Vanderbilt University, is an index to more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC (August 1968 - present), and CNN daily news (1995 - present). Also, there are more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since September 1988.
Statistics and Data
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
The Associated Press (AP) style and usage guide used by the news industry. Use this guide for standard practices for names of people and institutions, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, spelling, numerals and other reporting practices.
- Advertising Research
- Historical News Sources for the United States
- Media Directories and Planning Tools
- News Sources at the University Libraries
- Polls and Public Opinion
- Primary Sources Online A-Z: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Professional Programs