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Media Law & Ethics: Databases & Journals

taught by Ann Gardner

Did you know?

A database is an "electronic collection of research materials, usually journal, magazine, and newspaper article, but also ebooks, images, and video."

--from University of Notre Dame Australia Library website, accessed 11/16/11

  • Databases contain journal articles, images, video/audio clips, abstracts/summaries, eBooks, etc.
  • You can email, save, and/or print most database items.
  • Most databases will generate citations in your preferred format!

What's a journal?

    • A journal is like a magazine, only its content is
      • authoritative,
      • usually peer-reviewed,
      • highly scholarly, and
      • acceptable for college research projects.
    • Journals are typically field-of-study specific.

    Suggested eJournal Titles

    Accessible via the Journals Tab in the library's StorySearch.

    • American Journalism
    • American Journalism Review
    • Charlie Rose Show (MSNBC transcripts)
    • Columbis Journalism Review
    • Editor and Publisher
    • Index on Censorship
    • IRE Journal
    • Journalism History