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Contemporary Media & Journalism: Other resources

Societal Reactions to New Inventions that Affected Communication

Types of Sources

·         Primary Source Documents

·         Historical Accounts


The catalog may not be the first place you think of, but it shouldn’t be overlooked.  Books can compile scholarly articles or may have an introduction or other relevant commentary.

·         Library Catalog

·         WorldCat Database


Databases Containing Newspaper Sources

·         New York Times (Historical Newspapers) ProQuest

·         Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe

·         Aberdeen American News

·         America’s News Magazines  (Includes Rapid City Journal)

·         Argus Leader (via ProQuest)


Other Resources

Communication and Media

·         Check the links on the Find Articles tab of this guide.

·         Try the Communication Studies Database Filter in the Research Gateway



·         America: History and Life

·         American Memory



·         Social Science Citation Index

·         Social Science Full Text (within Wilson OmniFile)



·         Stat-USA (In University Libraries only)

·         FedStats



Basic Searching Tips

·         Track search words

·         Watch for subject headings

·         Do not put Author in category for literary criticism

·         Use Limits to narrow your results

·         Start early – use ILL

·         Ask for help at the Reference Desk




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