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Journalism and Mass Communication: Articles & Journals

Finding Articles from Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals

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Getting Started

To find articles about your research topic, search one of our databases.

The best database for finding news sources worldwide is LexisNexis Academic, and the best database for research articles in Journalism and Mass Communication is Communication Source.

Depending on your topic, many other databases may also be useful and are listed below.

Although Briggs Library has an extensive collection, you may need items that are not available at the Library. No worries! You can request those articles, books, and other materials through Interlibrary Loan.

Keep in mind that the process may take a week or more. Start your research early!

Databases for Journalism & Mass Communication

Use the Journals List to determine the library's access to specific publications. 

Enter the title of the newspaper, magazine, or journal to find out whether the library subscribes to it.


For more search options, including ISSN, DOI, and PMID, use the Advanced Search

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Subject Librarian

Elizabeth Fox
Contact:
Briggs Library, Box 2115
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007-1098
Room 123
605-688-5569
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This Guide was thoroughly reviewed and updated by Melissa Clark on September 9, 2016.

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