Doing research in Journalism
Journalism-related research can take on many forms, and so can involve many different types of information sources. Aside from books, which you can find through a catalogue search, the most common types of sources are listed below. Follow the headings to help you find the the most appropriate items for your work.
Indexes to historical Canadian newspapers and magazines.
Finding Articles with Factiva
Factiva is a database containing various news sources, such as newspapers, newswires, magazines, and business journals. Search limiters include title, author, date range, subject, industry, language, and region.
The interface is somewhat different than many of the library's other databases, so the following guide will help you become familiar with its main features.
Microfilm, Microfiche, & Microcard News Sources at Concordia
This guide lists newspaper holdings in microform at Concordia, organized by region and also A-Z by title. Entries are linked to their online catalogue entries for further information.
Evaluating Web Pages
Web pages can be important sources of information for your work, but it is important to carefully evaluate the pages you wish to use to make sure they are appropriate and reliable.
UC Berkeley library has put together a comprehensive guide to evaluating web pages, which can be found at the following address:
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