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JRN 804: Journalism Studies Seminar

Multidisciplinary Databases

Multidisciplinary resources are a good place to start research on a new topic as they give a good overview of research on a topic from many different perspectives and disciplines. 

Journalism, Communication & Mass Media Databases

These databases include core journals in journalism and communication, broadly defined. Using a subject-specific index is useful if you are retrieving too many irrelevant searches in the multi-disciplinary databases.

Use the "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" filter on the search results list to limit results to peer-reviewed articles. 

Dissertations and Theses

Literature review sections of dissertations and theses can be used to identify relevant articles and books on a topic and research trends and gaps in a specific area; their methodology sections can be used to understand how to approach research questions and to learn about available secondary data.

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