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Journalism Research Guide: Research Articles

Finding full-text from a citation

When searching a database, if there is no direct link  to the article full text, look for 

Click on it. If full text is available online, it should link directly to the article.

If that does not work:

  • Check the catalog using the 'Journal/Periodical title' option (it may be in print in the library and grad students, staff and faculty will be able to request online delivery of print articles)

To request online delivery of print articles or book chapters in the MSU Libraries, use the MARS service. (Only available for MSU graduate students, staff and faculty.)

    Journalism and Communications Indexes

    Core indexes to articles and other research literature specific to the areas of journalism and communications: Communication & Mass Media Complete and Communications Abstracts.

    Problems with accessing library electronic resources from off-campus should be directed to Distance Learning Services: (517) 353-8700 or 1-800-500-1554.

    CMMC & Communications Abstracts

    Multidisciplinary Indexes

    Additional indexes to research and scholarly literature.

    Journalism Search Engine

    This Google Custom Search Engine searches the site of journalism research and professional organizations such as Poynter,, Reporters Without Borders, etc. Suggestions for further additions welcome.
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