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StarBest Bet Databases in Communication > Journalism

Academic Search Premier Star
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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LexisNexis Academic Star
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Massive database of US and international newspapers; case and statutory law and law reviews; business periodicals, 1980-present.
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Historical New York Times Star
The entire New York Times, searchable, in image files, from 1851 to three years ago.
Also known as: New York Times
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Additional Databases in Communication > Journalism

Also known as: Washington Post
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African American Newspapers
Seven nineteenth-century African American newspapers in full text, including advertising, 1827-1902.
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AllAfrica.com
News stories from a full range of local newspapers from all over the African continent, 1997-present.
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Alt-PressWatch
Several hundred U.S. alternative newsweeklies, covering issues like the environment, labor, public policy, and the peace movement, 1992-present.
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American Memory
Large collection of reproductions of primary source material from U.S. Library of Congress: pictures, pamphlets and recordings. Earliest dates from 1400s.
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AP Images
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Associated Press' library of photographs back to 1826, plus news stories, graphics and audio 1997-present.
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Chicago Manual of Style
The widely-used citation and usage guide.
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ComAbstracts
Abstracts of articles and books on communication theory, interpersonal communication, mass communication, advertising and marketing, broadcasting, journalism, public opinion, and public relations. Coverage varies; earliest is 1915-present.
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Communication and Mass Media Complete
Communication scholarly journals and trade journals, plus articles on communication topics from related disciplines, 1915-present.
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CQ Weekly
A publication detailing and analyzing the activities of the U.S. Congress. This searchable version dates back to 1983.
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Ethnic NewsWatch & ENW: A History
Full-text articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of ethnic communities in the United States. In several languages, 1965-present.
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Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
Reviews from magazines and journals, 1914-present.
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Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
International coverage of radio, television, cable, newspapers, magazines, and journals. Includes ad rates, circulation statistics, and key personnel. 2010 edition.
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GenderWatch
Reports and articles from magazines and scholarly journals concerning masculinity, feminism, homosexuality, and gender roles, 1970-present.
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Grants and Awards Available to American Writers
Directory of support for writers from the literary organization PEN America.
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Historical Boston Globe
The entire Boston Globe, searchable, in image files, 1872-1982.
Also known as: Boston Globe (1872-1979)
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Historical Washington Post
Paper of record of the nation's capital, 1877-1995.
Also known as: Washington Post
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iPOLL
A vast collection of opinion polls.
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Left Index
Citations to articles in leftist periodicals, on labor, ecology & environment, race, social & cultural theory, 1982-present.
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PBS Video Collection
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Several hundred documentaries from public television.
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PolicyFile
Full text policy papers from think tanks, research institutes, and agencies.
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ProQuest Congressional
Hearings, bills, laws and legislative histories, committee prints, Congressional Research Service reports, Congressional Record and predecessors, Executive Branch docs to 1932, and the Serial Set.
Also known as: LexisNexis Congressional
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RoperExpress Datasets
Opinion survey data files for secondary analysis, from Gallup, ABC, CBS, AP, Pew, Harris, and elsewhere.
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ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst
A repository for the research and scholarly output of members of the UMass Amherst community. Call Marilyn Billings at 545-6891 for information.
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SimplyMap
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A tool for creating maps illustrating hundreds of social, economic and climatic variables.
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Statistics Sources
Lists citations for the sources of statistical information.
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