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Selected Library Resources

  • Academic Search Elite  
    Academic Search Elite is a powerful database that indexes articles from both popular magazines and scholarly journals. Covering virtually every area of academic study, offers full text information dating as far back as 1985. Updated daily.
  • Access World News
    Newspaper collections from NewsBank provide full-text articles from the electronic editions for over 600 U.S. and over 700 international newspapers. Includes: New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and some Iowa newspapers.
  • Alt-Press Watch
    Full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals from alternative and independent presses.
    Interdisciplinary resource provides a valuable source of viewpoints and perspectives to complement and challenge mainstream media coverage.
  • BBC College of Journalism
    Includes 1,700 content pages, hundreds of videos, audio clips, discussion pages, and interactive modules covering every aspect of TV, radio, and online journalism. Much of the material features BBC TV reporters, anchors, and hosts known around the world.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete  
    CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 500 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 690 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 380 journals.
  • FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals
    FIAF Index to Film Periodicals is a bibliographical index offering in-depth coverage of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals from 1972 to the present day. Includes the following databases: The Index to Film Periodicals allows detailed searching of a third of a million records contained in the database including comprehensive television periodical indexing until 2000 and TV related articles from film periodicals continue to be indexed.
  • ISI Web of Knowledge
    A citation database that includes the Web of Science (Science Citation Index, 1900-present, the Social Science Citation Index, 1956-present, and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, 1975-present) and Journal Citation Reports (JCR).
    Provides full-text searchable access to back issues of scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. JSTOR contains ONLY back issues and does NOT include the most recent 3-5 years.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    The news section provides access to full text of newspapers from the U.S., Europe, Africa, North and South America and Australia in English, as well as some in French, German, Italian and Spanish; news wires, TV and radio transcripts are also available.
  • LexisNexis Congressional  
    The world's most comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information from Congressional Information Service, Inc.
  • LexisNexis Statistical
    Provides abstracts and indexes of statistical information from over 100,000 U.S. government publications from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and approximately 2000 documents from international organizations from 1983. Incorporates ASI subject and keyword searching. Full text or web links provided for some citations. PDF texts of all documents indexed and abstracted in ASI from 2003 forward.
  • PsychINFO
    The PsycINFO database covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. PsycINFO's coverage is world
  • Sage eReference
    A database of reference books published by SAGE covering the social sciences and education, including Communication and Media Studies and many other subject areas.
  • SimplyMap
    SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data for the United States.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers for sociology and related fields. 1963-current.
  • WorldCat
    A bibliographic database of over 62,000,000 records from over 2,000 libraries around the world.

Full-text Articles

Have the article citation? Need full text?

  • Use e-journals and search for the journal/magazine/newspaper title in your citation.
  • Search for the article title or DOI (Digital Object Identifier) in Google Scholar.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL)/ Aritcle Delivery
    ILL - to borrow books, journal articles, and other research materials from other libraries. Article Delivery - to get e-versions of items held by UI Libraries

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