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Research Databases
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Index, abstracts, and full text for journals in communication and mass media. more information

Film & Television Literature Index
Index and abstracts of articles related to film and television. more information

Full Text News Databases
AP Images | off-campus
Photos from The Associated Press, plus graphics, text and audio. more information

LexisNexis Academic - News search
LexisNexis Academic provides access to a wide range of national, international, and business news. You will also find transcripts from radio and television news programs. more information

LexisNexis Academic - Biographical search
Use the Biographical search form to find information on directors, politicians, celebrities and other leading figures in their field. The information may contain data such as positions, date of birth, education, achievements and interests.

Newspaper Source
Newspaper Source contains selected full text for 245 regional U.S. newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six news wires, transcripts from radio and TV news programs, and cover-to-cover full text for The Christian Science Monitor and The Los Angeles Times. more information

Black & Magenta
The Black & Magenta is Muskingum College's weekly student publication. The Library holds back issues of the Black & Magenta from 1902-1980 and 1989-2004. These back issues are bound and shelved in the Reference area on the first floor. The Library also has the Black & Magenta on microfilm from 1910 to 1969. These rolls of microfilm are located in the newspaper microfilm storage cabinets in the Periodicals area on the lower level.

Black & Magenta Index
The printed index to the Black & Magenta covering 1919 to 1969 is shelved next to the bound Black & Magenta. An online index (PDF 509 KB) covering 1970-1992; 2000; and Fall 2002 - Spring 2006 is also available.

Reference Books
Electronic Titles
Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties under the Law
This reference book describes key people, events, terms and concepts related to Free dome of Speech. It also includes four descriptive chapters on constitutional history, evolution of ideas, contemporary issues, and potential future concerns.

Freedom of the Press: Rights and Liberties under the Law
This reference book describes key people, events, terms and concepts related to Freedom of the Press. It also includes descriptive chapters on the origins, contemporary issues, and potential future developments.

Print Titles
The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law (READY REF PN4783 .A8 2004)
Contains information on capitalization, grammar, punctuation, libel, copyright, the Freedom of Information Act, and more.

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media (REF PN 4710 .G25 1996)
Two-volume resource providing basic information on newspapers, journals, magazines, radio stations, television stations, and cable systems in the United States and Canada. Organized by state and province.

History and Bibliography of American Newspapers 1690-1820 (REF PN 4841 .Z99 .B86)
Two-volume resource containing information on newspapers published in the United States between 1690 and 1820. Organized by state. Provides basic information on the newspaper and information on who has copies of the newspapers.

The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations (REF PE 1137 .E56 1999)
Contains the correct pronunciation for many words commonly pronounced incorrectly in the English language.

The Dictionary of Bias-Free Usage (REF PE 1460 .M26)
Dictionary of terms that are biased or discriminatory in some way and alternative terms to use.

Les Brown’s Encyclopedia of Television (REF PN 1992. 18 .B7 1992)
Provides information on the television industry, including notable people, programs, companies, technological issues, legal issues, the history of television, and more.

Radio: A Reference Guide (REF PN 1991.3 .U6 .G73)
Provides information on radio networks, drama, music, comedy, sports, organizations, advertising, and more.

Full Text Titles
Language and Literature title list
American Journalism Review
Columbia Journalism Review
Editor & Publisher
Journal of Radio Studies

Web Sites
History of Business Journalism
Provides a timeline of major events in business journalism from 1568 to the present. Events listed in red are links to brief descriptions about those events.
Provides information on journalism, including books, articles, speeches, and essays.  Also contains a report on the State of the News Media, links to other journalism sites, and professional guidelines.

National Press Club Online
Includes Internet access to speeches and press conferences at the Club, as well as a collection of Internet resources for journalistic research.

Provides access to news, often before it is shown in the media. Covers business, medical, science, popular culture, education, arts and humanities, and social and behavioral science news. Contains a news archive and offers a newswire which sends news via email. Registration (free) required.

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Provides survey results on a wide variety of issues, information from various polls, datasets from the surveys, and current important topics in the news. Journalism Shield Laws
Provides information on journalism shield laws which protect journalists from revealing confidential sources.  Organized by state.

Provides information on why specific news stories and opinions surrounding various studies may be misleading or incorrect. Offers facts and figures on studies related to education/family, drug use, health/disease, polls/surveys, gender issues, crime, defense, and media factoids.

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