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Journalism Research Guide

Journalism

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America: History and Life (Ebsco) Index to the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Yes more information
American History in Video Historical coverage in the collection ranges 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. No more information
Ethnic NewsWatch Features newspapers, magazines, and journals from various ethnic and minority presses. No more information

Other Resources

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Academic Search Complete (Ebsco) Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals. Yes more information
Academic Video Online 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 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 Complete Business Source Complete includes full-text coverage of nearly 2,900 business and trade journals. Yes more information
Chicago Tribune (Proquest Historical Newspapers) Digital version of the Chicago Tribune (1849-1989). No more information
Chicago Tribune (Newsbank) Extensive coverage of business news (including profiles of more than 85 Fortune 500 companies) and general news coverage. 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. Yes more information
CountryWatch Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries. Yes 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
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
Des Moines Register (full-text version) 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) Scanned digital version of the Des Moines Register from 2009 – present (with a 2 month delay) No more information
European Views of the Americas (Ebsco) Comprehensive bibliographic guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. No more information
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media A media directory containing thousands of listings for print media, radio and television stations, and cable companies. No 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. Yes 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
In the First Person An index to letters, diaries, oral histories, and other personal narratives No more information
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research : ICPSR The world's largest archive of digital social science data. See More Information for usage requirements. No more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes more information
LegalTrac More than 1,400 titles indexed from highly regarded legal publications and business and general interest titles. Yes more information
Lexi-Comp Online Reviews the FDA, pharmaceutical industry, and clinical literature, researching the latest findings on drugs, indications, warnings, and interactions. No more information
LexisNexis Academic Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. Yes more information
Listener Historical Archive, The 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
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (Ebsco) The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 20000 contemporary testing instruments. 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 5 simultaneous users. No more information
Nation Archive (Ebsco) Full-text of The Nation, a weekly magazine, from 1865 - present. Yes more information
National Journal Group's Policy Central Access to National Journal online, CongressDaily, The Hotline, Technology Daily, & Almanac of American Politics. 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 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 to 3 years ago. No more information
Newspaper Source Plus 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
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspaper Digital Archive 19th century primary source newspaper content. May be searched alone or from the "Newsvault" interface. 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
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes more information
RefWorks Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No more information
Statistical Datasets
(ProQuest)
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. No more information
Times (London) Digital Archive The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985, is Gale's online historical archive, delivering every page as published from 200 years of The Times (London) to your library. Yes more information
World History in Video Documentaries covering 1000 BCE - present No more information
WorldCat Dissertations (OCLC) Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No more information