Communication: Journalism

Article Indexes

General Databases:

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost): General database with broad coverage, use for any topic
Lexis Nexis Academic: Business and legal topics; includes newspapers, law reviews, etc.
MasterFILE Complete (EBSCOhost)
New York Times Online (use to set up an account for off-campus and mobile phone app access)

Transcripts and Newswires:

Global Issues in Context

Subject Specific Databases:

AGRICOLA: topics on agriculture, FDA, nutrition (government)
ATLA: religious topics
Business Source Elite (EBSCOhost)
ERIC (EBSCOhost): education related topics
MEDLINE Complete: medicine related topics
PsycINFO (EBSCOhost): psychology related topics
Social Work Abstractssociology related topics
Humanities International Index: premier source for journals, books and other important reference sources in the huamnities




Finding Grants

Fundsnet - compiles funding opportunities from many sources - Federal funding opportunities

Organziation Profiles


Fee-Based Resources

Foundation Center - free information very limited.

Government Documents

Departments, Agencies, and more The U. S. Government's Official Web Portal
United Nations

Statistics and Demographics
CIA World Factbook 
Statistical Abstract of the United States (R 317.3 Un3)
U.S. Census 2010

Laws and Regulations
Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Register
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet
U.S. Code

Other Government Publications
GPO Access: U. S. Government Online Bookstore
GPO Monthly Catalog (OCLC FirstSearch - searching only)


Information Literacy

Information Literacy in Communications and Journalism

Citation Managers

*Citavi - Free reference manager and knowledge organization
EasyBib: Free Bibliography and Citation Maker
EndNote (requires purchase, large expense)
*Mendeley - Free citation management system
NoodleTools (requires inexpensive annual subscription)
RefWorks (requires annual subscription, medium expense)
BibMe: Free Bibliography and Citation Maker

*Union College Library favorites


Public Opinion Polls

ABC News Polling Unit (1999-present)
Afrobarometer - Africa Public Opinion Research Home Page
American Religion Data Archive
Associated Press/IPSOS Poll (Requires subscription, limited free access)
Canadian Opinion Rsearch Archive (Requires registration)
CBS News Polls (Current year)
FOM: Public Opinion Foundation (Russia)
Fox News Polls (2005-present)
Gallup Brain (Requires subscription, limited free access)
Harris Interactive (2004-present)
Japanese Data Archive (Requires free registration) 
Kaiser Family Foundation (1994-present)
L.A. Times Polls (1996-present, free registration required for some access) 
Latinobarometro (Click "Press" tab for free content)
Mansfield Asian Opinion Poll Database
National Opinion Research Center
New York Times Polls (Requires registration)
NPR/Kaiser/Kennedy School Polls (1999-present)
Pew Research Center (1987-present)
Polling the Nation (Subscription required)
Public Agenda (Free Registration required for some access) 
Public Opinion Analysis (Eurobarometer survey series)
Public Opinion Data (1970-present)
Survey Question Bank: From Survey Resources Network(1991-present; United Kingdom)
Roper Center's Poll  (Subscription required)
Washington Post Polls (1997-present)
World Public Opinion
World Values Survey


Bibliography for COJR 221 Reporting

Bolt, Nancy. "On the Air and on Deadline at National Public Radio." American Libraries 31, no. 2 (February 2000): 59-61.

Burkett, B. G. and Glenna Whitley. Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of its Heroes and its History.  Dallas: Verity Press, 1998. (Call # 959.704 B91)

Kennedy, George and Daryl Moen, editors.  What Good Is Journalism?  Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2007. (Call # 070.4 W55 2007)

Roper Center.  "Polling 101."  (2004).

Unsworth, Michael E. "Freedom of Information: Its Ebb and Flow." American Libraries 30, no. 6 (June/July 1999): 82-85.

World Association for Public Opinion Research.  "A Media Guide to Survey Research."