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Journalism M01:Media & Society.Hoffman: Find Articles in Databases

Research guide for Prof. Joanna Miller and Prof. Michael Hoffman's Journalism M01 class.

Recommended Databases

The library subscribes to a number of databases. There are two types of databases: general and subject. Which database you use depends on your topic and your research needs. A general database covers a variety of topics and may include both scholarly and popular sources. Subject databases specialize in a particular subject, and the sources indexed in them are generally from scholarly sources.

The eResources green buttons will give you access to the Moorpark College Library databases . The two buttons have the same content. The databases are just listed differently. These databases contain scholarly and professional articles, magazine and newspaper articles, reports, statistics, case studies, book chapters and eBooks. The databases on this page have been selected as being of particular value to your class.

EBSCO Academic Search Complete*: A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.

InfoTrac Academic OneFile*:  A database of peer-reviewed articles from nearly 13,000 academic journals in a broad range of subjects. Coverage begins in 1980. 

Proquest National Newspapers:  This database provides full-text articles from five of the major U.S. newspapers:  The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

eLibrary*:  A database comprised of articles from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers and newswires, television and radio transcripts, photographs and maps, and numerous reference books.  All materials are full-text.    

LexisNexis Academic: This database provides access to information on topics in law and legal research, companies and business, and health and medicine; coverage also includes subjects in the news. Indexes more than 15,000 sources including: newspapers, academic journals, magazines, wire services and media news transcripts from the major television and radio networks, federal and state court opinions, and federal and state statutes. Many of the articles are in full text; some are in abstract form. News information is updated daily and wire services are updated several times daily.

Social Sciences Full Text: This database indexes more than 625 English-language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere; more than 400 of these journals are peer-reviewed. Full text articles are available in 215 journals, some titles going back to 1995.

InfoTrac Opposing Viewpoints in Context: This resource examines social issues and provides access to a large collection of viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, court-case overviews, links to websites, podcasts, and image galleries.

* Includes scholarly journals.




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Full Text Online Journals

Here is a list of full text ejournals related to journalism, mass communication, media and publishing:

Moorpark College subscriptions: Online journals in Journalism, Mass Communication, Media and Publishing