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Journalism Research Guide: Getting Started

Fall 2020 Notice

  • Books should be requested through the catalog (look for the Get it! button) to be shipped to you or for pickup. Scans of chapters and articles from MSU-owned materials can be requested using the same Get it! button. 
  • Interlibrary loan services for books and articles not available at MSU will be resuming soon.  

If you have any questions, please email me at or schedule an appointment for a consultation. (8/19/2020)


Research Methods

Literature Review Process

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Key Reference Works

Reference sources can help you:

  • Explore a topic: find out what has been said about this subject, trends, issues, etc.
  • Identify and define unfamiliar terms or people in your reading
  • Find references to other books and articles on the subject
  • Find specific keywords to use in online searches

More questions? Contact me!

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Hui Hua Chua
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