Subject Guide -- Journalism

These journals are available in the Electronic Journal Center. (From the library’s homepage, mouse over the “Find…” tab, then Electronic Journal Center, then Arts and Humanities, then Language and Literature.)

  • Communication Law and Policy
  • Communication Research
  • Communication Theory
  • European Journal of Communication
  • Global Media and Communication
  • Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
  • Journal of Communication Inquiry
  • Journal of Communication
  • Journal of Mass Media Ethics
  • Journal of Media and Religion
  • The Journal of Media Economics
  • Journal of Popular Culture
  • Journal of Radio Studies
  • Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication & Society
  • Media, Culture & Society
  • Media Psychology
  • Popular Communication
  • Television & New Media
  • Trends in Communication
  • Written Communication

JSTOR supplies full text articles from the very first volume to the last 3-5 years for approximately 240 titles in the Arts & Sciences.


CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for over 300 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of over 100 more, for a combined coverage of over 400 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for nearly 200 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).

Newspaper Source contains selected full text for 245 regional U.S. newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six newswires, nine newspaper columns, and cover-to-cover full text for The Christian Science Monitor and The Los Angeles Times. This database also contains indexing and abstracts for four national newspapers.

LexisNexis Academic provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference information from nearly 5,000 sources, most of them available in full text. The service covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily.

Recommended Print Resources

Reference Books

  • The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual Ref. PN4783 .A83 1994
  • Covering Criminal Justice: A Resource Guide for Journalists Ready Ref. HV7240 .C68 2000x
  • The Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications Ref. P87.5 .E532 2003x v.1-4
  • The Facts on File Dictionary of Film and Broadcast Terms Ref. P87.5 .P43 1991
  • Graduate Programs in Journalism and Mass Communications Ref. P91.5.U5 S86 1996
  • International Television and Video Almanac Ref. HE8700 .I57 1996
  • Journalism: A Guide to the Reference Literature Z6940 .C38 2004

Also, do a “Subject” search in MaagNet for these terms:

  • Journalism
  • Reporters and Reporting
  • Mass Media
  • Press

Journals (6th floor)

  • American Journalism Review: AJR AP2.W18, Library has v15:2(1993)-
  • Broadcasting and Cable TK6540 .B85, Library has v.123:9(1993)-v.124(1994) in print and v.124 to date on Microform X340. Also, see online holdings through MaagNet.
  • Communication Abstracts P87 .C6, Library has v.1(1978)-
  • Columbia Journalism Review PN4700 .C6, Library has v.16(1977)-
  • Editor and Publisher PN4700 .E4, Library has v.91(1958)-v.103(1970); v.105(1972)-v117(1984);v.129(1996)- Also, see online holdings through MaagNet.
  • Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly PN4700 .J7, Library has v.72(1995)-

Recommended Microform Resources

  • Journalism in the United States, from 1690-1872
  • Ultrafiche LAC 10197
  • Early American imprints, 1639-1800
  • Microprint AC 1 .E2 (Index in Reference, Z1215 .E923)
  • New York Times Microfilm
  • Microfilm x2000 (Index in Reference Annex, lower level)
  • New York Times Index Example: (M) Ja 21, A, 13:5 means medium-length article, January 21, section A, page 13, column 5. (Also, be sure to note which year you're using!)
  • Washington Post
  • Microfilm x0842 (Index in Reference Annex, lower level)