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Article Databases and Indexes
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Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
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.
To gain off-campus access to all the articles and journals in full text in the Libraries via Google Scholar you will now need to set your Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial for details on how to do this). 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.
Online search engine from the publisher of many communication journals. This is a Find-It enabled database that will link to library holdings or to Interlibrary Loan requests.
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. Find help on their website.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
Full text database of articles and transcripts from news sources, business magazines, and websites with 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.
See the vendor spreadsheet Factiva Title List to learn more about sources by geography, language, and years of coverage. However, many sources are not available for academic subscriptions. Look for the "content restrictions" link if your search does not yield any results. This displays a list of excluded titles in Factiva for academic institutions.
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.
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.
Includes Nielsen Segmentation and Market Solutions to create find PRIZM reports of lifestyle segments by geographies and to conduct target audience research on consumer demographics. Obtain current estimates of demographic summaries for counties, states, and designated market areas (DMA) for cities in the United States.
Examines the role of the media in enabling, facilitating, or challenging the social construction of gender in our society.
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.
Includes way to define media violence and the known effects of violence in the media. Overviews of methodologies used in the behavioral sciences toassess content and draw conclusions about effects.
Essays on the worldwide experiences of social movement media in the 20th and 21st centuries.
edited by Margaret A. Blanchard
Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, c1998
Donsbach, Wolfgang (ed). The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Reference source for the discipline of communication studies describes research, major works, theories, and various disciplines of communication research.
International coverage of social media, commercial applications, online gaming, law and policy, and the development of communication technologies. A Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia published in conjunction with the International Communication Association (2015).
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
Search all library subscriptions from Sage Publishing including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.
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.
Covers ethical responsibly and legal rights for both speech and press, newsgathering and access, and privacy to libelous reporting, business considerations, and changing rules for social media and the Internet.
Summaries about the production and consumption of news in the digital era and the actors producing information.
Theories about humanistic and scientific approaches; global and comparative perspectives; the relation of media to economy and power; media users; and other issues including digital technologies, media ethics and advertising.
Overview of television studies includes issues of ownership and regulation, audience consumption, genres,the roles of journalists, writers, cinematographers, producers and manufacturers in the production process, and analyses of audiences in the contexts of gender, race and class.
Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions
Series 1 (1827-1998): Features 280 newspapers from 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles. These titles published for or by African Americans constitute primary sources for researchers exploring such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary and social history, ethnic studies and more. Beginning with Freedom’s Journal (NY)—the first African American newspaper published in the United States—the titles in this series include The Colored Citizen (KS), Arkansas State Press, Rights of All (NY), Wisconsin Afro-American, New York Age, L'Union (LA), Northern Star and Freeman’s Advocate (NY), Richmond Planet, Cleveland Gazette, The Appeal (MN) and hundreds of others from every region of the U.S.
Series 2 (1835-1956): Complements and expands on Series 1. Published in 22 states and the District of Columbia, the more than 75 newly available newspapers in Series 2 increase access to primary sources for researchers across African and African American studies, political science, ethnic studies, diaspora studies, women’s studies, and cultural, literary and social history. Key titles include Frederick Douglass’s New National Era (Washington, DC), Washington Tribune (Washington, DC), Chicago Bee (Chicago, IL), The Louisianian (New Orleans, LA), The Pine and Palm (Boston, MA), National Anti-Slavery Standard (New York, NY), New York Age (New York, NY), Harlem Liberator (New York, NY), North Carolina Republican and Civil Rights Advocate (Weldon, NC), Southern News (Richmond, VA) and many others.
Full-text articles from over 300 American ethnic and minority newspapers including Asian-American, Jewish, African-American, Native-American, Arab-American, Eastern-European, and other multi-ethnic communities. Coverage dates back to 1990.
A partial collection from Newspaper Archives covering historical newspapers from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. Digital reproductions of newspapers from counties and cities from the 19th and 20th centuries.
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)
ProQuest Newspapers provides indexing and full text access to 1,270 newspapers and wire feeds. Full-text titles include major U.S. daily newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
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.
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.
The Kanopy platform hosts video spanning multiple disciplines and representing multiple educational media/independent film producers and distributors. The UMN Libraries have subscribed primarily to the California Newsreel and Media Education Foundation collections, but access also includes a handful of select popular titles (e.g., Miss Representation, In Whose Honor, etc..) from other distributors as well (e.g., New Day, PBS, Ken Burns, etc..).
Video archive and transcripts of 60 Minutes, the CBS television news program magazine that covers a range of social, political, and international issues. Includes the Sunday Morning broadcasts. Find videos by topic, journalists, date and other criteria for 60 minute segments from 1997-2014. For more information, see this overview.
- Advertising Research
- Historical News Sources for the United States
- Media Directories
- News Sources at the University Libraries
- Polls and Public Opinion
- Primary Sources Online A-Z: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Professional Programs