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COM 101 McClure: Articles

Resources for COM 101 Media Careers Project

Tips

Useful Tips:

  • Look beyond the first 10.  There may be good stuff a way down the list.
  • Research is an iterative process. You search for information, take it in, assess it for whether it covers your topic and meets your needs, then you take what you learned from the first time and search for information again.
  • When you see something good, READ IT—look at the subject terms and abstract and turn those around in a revised search.

FAQ

  • What if I can’t link to full text?
  • See a librarian!  It may be in a different database, available in our paper subscriptions, or available from another library.  We can help you navigate those choices.
  • How do I know which database to try?
  • The ones on the “Top Five” lists are good places to start.  Be sure to see if the drop-down menus might apply to your topic, and choose a database from there.  Or ask a librarian by phone, email or chat

Selecting Keywords/Terms

Selecting Keywords:         

Try words like: career, advertising, public relations, television production, photographer, media, trends, etc

  • Try to think of lots of words for the same thing
  • Try using the singular form of the word
  • Look at Subject terms listed in records that are right-on
  • Try putting only one keyword in at a time (not a phrase)
  • When using a phrase, enclose in “ “. 

Academic Search Complete

Use this search box to find magazine articles on your topic.
Academic Search Complete

Newspaper Articles

Use this resource for newspaper articles:

(type terms into the Search the News box)

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