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Getting Started

This Journalism Research Guide features library and Internet resources and research guidance. Use the main navigation menu, or view the starting points below.

Librarian Andrea Baer is also available for research and instruction help, whether via email, phone, or a research consultation.

Key Library Research Tools

Below are library resources that provide access to news and media sources, scholarly articles, and other resources that are often unavailable on the open web.

  • Databases: See the subject-focused databases listed in this page, or search the Database Finder.
  • Journals:
    • Journal Finder: Find journals by title, ISSN, or keyword.
    • BrowZine: Search for or browse select scholarly online journals to which the Libraries subscribe.
  • Citation Linker: Use to find and access a specific  journal article, journal or book.

If the Libraries do not have access to the article, please submit an interlibrary loan request by clicking the "Go to ILLiad" link on the Interlibrary Loan page.

Background Research

These background sources are good places to get an overview of a topic and different perspectives on it. Background research can help you focus your research and identify effective search terms and strategies.

Finding a Specific Newspaper or News Article

Within Rowan Library

Specific Newspaper Publications:

  • Most newspapers and news magazines to which the library has access can be located via the Journal Finder (within Library Search). When you locate the correct title, check the publication dates and where the item is available.
  • Historical newspaper titles that are provided through library databases like Historical Newspapers (Proquest) and Accessible Archives are NOT usually indexed in Journal Finder. If you are looking for an historical newspaper and do not find it in Journal Finder, please also search Historical Newspapers (ProQuest) under the "Publications" tab.

Specific Newspaper Articles: 

Beyond the Library

For those items you don't find available through the Library, you may wish first to see if they’re freely available online (search the Google News Archive or do a general Google search).

If they are not freely available online, search in WorldCat for other libraries that have the item (do a title search and limit the format to newspapers). You can then request a specific item via interlibrary loan, or you may wish visit the library or archive that houses the materials.

News & Media Databases

Historical Newspaper Databases

Communication and Current Affairs Databases

The library databases listed below provide access to find scholarly articles, as well as other types of information. If you don't see a Full Text link below the article citation, look for a button labeled "Get it!" This application will check for access to the full text of the article within the library's subscriptions.

If you see a message that we don't have access, choose the Campbell Library Interlibrary Loan Request link to order the article from another library. Often we can get an electronic copy of the article quickly.