library many books

SO 310 Media and Society

sample CQ report on  "media bias"

  • Locate an introduction and overview to your topic from encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications 
Encyclopedia of Journalism
Dictionary of Media Studies
Key Concepts in Journalism Studies 
Encyclopedia of Communication Theory:  Library Reference Collection P87.5.E496 2009
Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media:  Library Reference Collection P96.A44E53 2011

  • Use periodical databases for full text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles

Online databases such as  Academic Search Premier  provide access to magazine and journal articles by indexing a broad selection of publications, some scholarly and some for popular audiences.  The databases allow you to limit your searches to scholarly "peer reviewed" publications. SMC librarians explain scholary

Discovery search for Media Studies  

Communication and Mass Media 
Women's Studies International 
Gender Watch 
Political Science Complete

  • Locate primary sources through newspaper indexes

Newspapers provide eye witness reporting on events, people, and places.

ProQuest Newspapers
Black Newspapers
Ethnic NewsWatch

Additonal newspaper indexes are accessible from the library web pages 

  • Search reputable websites for studies about the media and surveys

Pew Research Center

Pew Internet and American Life

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