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Journalism and Mass Communication: Articles & Journals

Briggs During COVID-19

Right now researching is a little different but you can still get help from the library even if you're not on campus. Librarians are still answering phones, email, and instant chat and doing consultations over Zoom. We can get you the information you need so don't hesitate to contact us! 

For more information on using the library from a distance, check out our Library Services guide at

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 Nexis Uni, 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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Search Tips

Are you having trouble narrowing in on what you need?

Boolean operators, truncation, or phrase searching may help.

Read about tips and tricks to make your search more productive on our Search Strategies Guide.

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Research Help

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Contact your Subject Librarian for Help!

Subject Librarian

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Morgan Sederburg
SBL 123 Box 2115
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007
(605) 688-5955
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