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Designed with Pro Writing students in mind, this guide highlights information resources to enhance your research.
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Communication and Mass Media Complete
Provides quality research in areas related to communication and mass media.
Covers sociology and related disciplines, such as anthropology, criminology, demography, economic development, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, social psychology, social work, and urban studies.
Academic Search Premier
Nearly everyone can find information on their topic in this tool. Use Limits to narrow by date, source type, and scholarly/popular.
Readers' Guide Full Text Select
Focuses on current events coverage from the most popular periodicals.
Provides close to real-time access to news from the following agencies: Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire. Possesses a 30-day archive.
Newspaper Source Plus
Provides access for U.S. and international newspapers.
Humanities Full Text
Incorporates scholarly content from hundreds of journals along with reviews of many kinds of books, performances, and events.
Essay & General Literature Index
Provides citations for pieces in the field of literature from collections of essays and miscellaneous sources from the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada.
Other Useful Databases
Includes journal articles, book chapters and essays, and sometimes entire books. Text is frequently not available for free, but can be accessed using WorldCat or Interlibrary Loan.
Highlights the most recent and relevant statistics and quantitative research on a wide array of topics.
Offers News, Legal, and Company information.
Find Books on Professional Writing Topics
WorldCat Research Station
Search for print books, eBooks, and other sources in ZL. Use Interlibrary Loan to access even more materials.
Ebook Central (formerly ebrary)
Discover eBooks in all subject areas. Search by keyword or title.
EBSCO eBook Collections
Provides thousands of current eBooks available to read immediately, covering a broad spectrum of topics from religion to psychology to medicine to political science and beyond.
Search the entire text of a book for keywords and phrases.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Provides encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
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