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Journalism Research Guide

Journalism

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American History in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
Historical coverage from the early history of Native Americans to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf. Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century to modern day figures. Yes more information
Associated Press: News Features & Internal Communications
(Gale)
An archive of primarily 20th-Century news materials that provide original perspectives on historical events around the world. Includes news features dating from 1940 and internal AP publications dating from the turn of the century. No more information
Associated Press: U.S. City Bureaus Collection
(Gale)
This collection offers access to records from the AP's Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh bureaus, dating from 1931 to 2004. No more information
Associated Press: Washington, D.C. Bureau Collection
(Gale)
Searchable digital collection including records from the Washington, D.C., bureau office of the Associated Press dating from 1952—2009. No more information
Chicago Tribune (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Digital version of the Chicago Tribune (1849-1992). No more information
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) Scholarly source for theory and research in international affairs; includes papers, projects, proceedings, books, journals, policy briefs and teaching materials (i.e., case studies and background readings). No more information
Communication & Mass Media Complete
(EBSCO)
A major indexing and abstracting database for Communication Studies and Journalism & Mass Communication. It indexes over 400 journals and includes the full text of over 200 journals in these fields. Partial more information
Communication Studies
(Sage)
Full-text source for journals relating to journalism and communication. Yes more information
CountryWatch Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries. No more information
CQ Press Researcher Online Looking for a "hot topic" on which to do a research paper? This database is a great place to start! It offers pros & cons, background information, and in-depth analysis on a variety of topics, issues, and controversies currently in the news. Yes more information
Des Moines Register (full-text version)
(ProQuest)
Iowa's largest and most influential newspaper, focusing on Des Moines and its suburbs with news coverage including regional, national, and international issues and events. Coverage: 11/27/2002 - date. Older material is available on Microfilm only. No more information
Des Moines Register (scanned version)
(ProQuest)
Scanned digital version of the Des Moines Register from 2009 – present (with a 5-10 month delay) No more information
Ethnic NewsWatch
(ProQuest)
Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. Yes more information
Filmakers Library Online
(Alexander Street Press)
Collection of over 1,400 international documentary films made from 1974 to the present by independent filmakers from all over the world. They are feature length films, providing hundreds of hours of viewing and transcripts that scroll as the video plays. Yes more information
Gale Directory Library A media directory containing thousands of listings for print media, radio and television stations, and cable companies. Includes Market Share Reporter. No more information
Harper's Digital Archives Full-text articles from this general-interest magazine covering literature, politics, culture and the arts. Coverage: 1850-Present No more information
LexisNexis Academic Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. No more information
MRI University Internet Reporter
(Mediamark Research, Inc.)
MRI+ is a library of key magazine planning data resources providing an information link between the planner and publisher. Maximum of 10 simultaneous users. *Note: Registration required. No more information
National Review Archive The National Review has been a leading journal of opinion since its inception in 1955. Yes more information
New Republic Archive The New Republic, founded in 1914, is a U.S.-based journal of opinion on politics and the arts. Approach tends to be centrist conservative. Yes more information
New York Times New York Times access 1851-present. Direct access to virtually all NY Times content from that time period. Requires a separate, one-time registration. For details, visit http://researchguides.drake.edu/nyt No more information
New York Times (LexisNexis) NYT, from 1930 to present (for older coverage, see "New York Times Historical Newspaper") For all articles from today's version, just click on "Today" in the date field and then "Search." No more information
New York Times (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Full-text including scanned digital images of the New York Times, 1851-2012 Yes more information
Newspaper Source Plus
(EBSCO)
Newspapers, television and radio news transcripts. Yes more information
NewsVault Cross-search Gale newspaper archives using a single interface. Drake has access to the complete (London) Times Digital Archive and the 19th Century U.S. Newspaper Digital Archive. No more information
Statistical Abstract of the United States
(ProQuest)
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. No more information
The Listener - Historical Archive The Listener (1929-1991) was the weekly newspaper published by the BBC. The complete archive of this landmark publication is an essential witness to the intellectual and cultural history of the twentieth century. No more information
The Nation Archive
(EBSCO)
Full-text of The Nation, a weekly magazine, from 1865 - present. Yes more information
Times (London) Digital Archive The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2011, is Gale's online historical archive, delivering every page as published from 200 years of The Times (London) to your library. No more information
Vogue Archive
(Proquest)
Entire run of Vogue magazine (US Edition) from 1892 to the present day. Yes more information
Wall Street Journal (Proquest) Full-text of the newspaper's eastern edition, 1984 - present. Yes more information
Women's Wear Daily Archive
(Proquest)
Entire run of Women's Wear Daily from 1910 to the present day. Yes more information

Other Resources

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Academic Search Premier
(EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 2,800 peer-reviewed journals. Partial more information
Academic Video Online
(Alexander Street Press)
A single cross-searchable repository of Alexander Street Press online video titles currently available to Drake users. This includes American History in Video and World History in Video Yes more information
Ambrose Digital Streaming Video Collection of streaming video clips and full programs. The database includes all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays produced by BBC as well as additional films in history, social sciences, literature, fine arts, and the sciences. No more information
America: History and Life
(EBSCO)
Index to the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Partial more information
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
(EBSCO)
Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955. Partial more information
Artemis Primary Sources
(Gale)
Combines Gale primary source databases into one searchable environment. No more information
ArticleFirst
(OCLC)
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals in business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology and popular culture. Partial more information
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
(Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary database indexing nearly 1,160 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, as well as relevant items from more than 6,800 major science and social science journals. Coverage: 1975-present. Yes more information
Book Citation Index
(Web of Science )
Allows cited reference searching of over 30,000 editorially selected books published since 2005 in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No more information
Britannica Online Fully searchable version of this authoritative, general encyclopedia. It also includes the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Britannica Book of the Year. Yes more information
Business Plans Handbook "For those looking for examples of how to approach, structure and compose their own business plans, the Handbook presents 24 sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries..." No more information
Business Source Premier
(EBSCO)
Business Source Premier includes full-text coverage of nearly 1,900 business and trade journals. Partial more information
Chicago Manual of Style Online
(University of Chicago)
Online version of the 15th and 16th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style. Fully searchable. No more information
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
(Web of Science)
This citation index covers conference literature in all scientific and technical fields, as well as all fields of social sciences, arts, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No more information
CQ Weekly Reports on issues on the congressional horizon, plus a wrap up of the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee & floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. Coverage from 1983 to present. Yes more information
Credo Reference Portal to over 500 highly regarded reference sources. Examples of sources covered include: Art, Business, Food & Beverage, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology. Yes more information
Current Contents Connect
(Web of Science)
Current awareness database provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, abstracts from recently published issues of scholarly journals, and evaluated websites. No more information
Data Citation Index
(Web of Science)
Indexes data studies and datasets across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and links the datasets/studies with published literature. No more information
Encyclopedia of Associations The Encyclopedia of Associations is a comprehensive source of detailed information on over 151,000 nonprofit membership organizations worldwide. No more information
eScholarShare (Drake University) Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations. Yes more information
European Views of the Americas
(EBSCO)
Comprehensive bibliographic guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Partial more information
Gale Virtual Reference Library A collection of reference works on the Arts, Business, Education, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, and the Social Sciences. Yes more information
Global Issues in Context
(Gale)
A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. No more information
Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines Collection of historical documents allows you to browse and search HarpWeek's collection of 19th century journals. Yes more information
InfoTrac Newsstand
(Gale)
Database of national and international newspapers. No more information
Journal Citation Reports Measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels by showing the relationship between citing and cited journals available in the Web of Science. (Essential Science Indicators is another similar database for exploring scholarly metrics.) Yes more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes more information
LegalTrac
(Gale)
Database for research in case law, government regulations, the practice of law, statutes, taxation and international law. Covers all major law reviews, and specialty law and bar association journals. No more information
Life Magazine Archive
(EBSCO)
Archive of Life Magazine, covering 1936-2000. No more information
Marquis Who's Who in America Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series. Yes more information
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
(EBSCO)
The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 20,000 contemporary testing instruments. No more information
Mergent Intellect Mergent Intellect provides private company data on over 100 million privately held global companies (plus 145 million inactive global companies). Intellect allows the end user to download up to 2,000 records at a time to a spreadsheet. This service also contains information on over 220 million individuals through White Pages Pro and executive contacts on over 90 million professional decision makers. Also included is global family tree information, census data, access to First Research Industry Reports covering 900+ industries and demographic data from Nielsen. No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Photography: The World through the Lens
(Gale)
Archive of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts from Britain, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas from the nineteenth century. No more information
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
(Gale)
Full-text database of primary source newspapers from the 19th century in the United States. Includes political party newspapers, dailies, special interest group newspapers, illustrated papers, and major newspapers. No more information
Original Sources (Encyclopedia Britannica) Original source documents. No more information
Oxford English Dictionary 2nd edition of the 20-volume set. Includes meaning, history, & pronunciation of over 1/2 million words, both past and present. No more information
Oxford Reference Online Access to dictionaries & reference works in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. Yes more information
Periodicals Archive Online
(ProQuest)
Archive of backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences, spanning more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages. Yes more information
PoliticoPro A premium policy news and information resource designed to keep students, faculty and researchers in lock-step with the unprecedented pace of developments in our current political climate. No more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes more information
RefWorks [Old Version] Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No more information
SciELO Citation Index
(Web of Science)
SciELO content includes regional journals from Latin American and the Caribbean as well as titles from Spain, Portugal and South Africa. Yes more information
Social Sciences Citation Index
(Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary index to more than 1,950 scholarly social sciences journals as well as relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Yes more information
Statista Online statistics portal providing access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions. Includes many easily-cited authoritative infographics. No more information
Statistical Datasets
(Data Planet)
Statistical Datasets is a web-based research tool that provides fast and easy access to data from licensed and public domain datasets within a single interface. Yes more information
Time Magazine Archive
(EBSCO)
Archive of Time Magazine, covering 1923-2000. No more information
Times-Delphic Index
(Drake University)
Search titles and subject terms from all Times-Delphic articles at Drake University from 1980 to present. (A card index of earlier issues is available in the Library. Full text is available on microfilm.) Partial more information
Ulrich's Online
(Serials Solutions)
Information about journals, magazines, newspapers and other periodicals. No more information
Very Short Introductions
(Oxford)
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes more information
World History in Video Contains a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow you to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late 20th century. Videos are global in scope, and capture longer-term and multiple perspectives, so you can make connections across cultures and over time. Yes more information
WorldCat
(OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. No more information
WorldCat Dissertations
(OCLC)
Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No more information