Roberta Tipton
March 29, 2009
Learning Tools: Class Guides: Dana Class Guides:
Journalism and the Sixties
Professor Robert W. Snyder
Journalism and Communication Media (570:201)

Library Resources

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Becoming an 'Expert' User

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Format and manage your lists of references, working bibliographies, and annotated bibliographies with RefWorks. RefWorks suggests that you pick a new password for yourself, something different from your Rutgers NetID. This gives you just a bit of added protection from hackers. Activate the RefGrab-It feature to import information on websites. (See the Tools menu for download instructions.)

Find Books


The online catalog of the Rutgers University Libraries, IRIS, gives students and faculty ready access to over 3 million print volumes in 22 Rutgers collections, plus multimedia and many full-text electronic journals. You may limit searches to DANA. Use the DELIVER/RECALL BOOK button to intralibrary loan books or use the ARTICLE DELIVERY to obtain articles and non-circulating books from other Rutgers libraries.

Here are some sample searches:
Bigart Homer -- WORDS anywhere (This is a keyword search.)

Buckley William F. -- AUTHOR (last name first) (This search will retrieve books written by William F. Buckley.)

Thompson Hunter -- SUBJECT keyword (This search will retrieve books with these words in a Library of Congress subject heading.)

Columbia Journalism Review -- PERIODICAL TITLE begins with

Find Journal Articles

From the Rutgers University Libraries Home Page:

Click on FIND ARTICLES, then click on INDEXES AND DATABASES. You can locate indexes and databases by subject or by title.

Meta- Mega-searches

Google Scholar
Using Google Scholar from the Indexes and Databases page means that links to available full text from Rutgers appear automatically. You must reset your "Scholar preferences" to handshake with RefWorks. You might also find that you need a more manageable database than this kitchen sink approach. Remember that Rutgers offers you more than 200 periodical indexes and databases in many subject areas. Don't stop here if you feel overwhelmed.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
This multidisciplinary database indexes periodicals in many different fields and on many different levels, from general interest to scholarly. Students find it a handy place to begin searches because it is partly full text and because it covers so many different subjects. You may also use other EbscoHost databases at the same time by clicking on Choose Databases. Advanced search helps you do more sophisticated searches in any EbscoHost database. Don't stop here if you need additional information.

Single Databases

Literature Resource Center
The Literature Resource Center contains full text articles about authors their works from many countries plus Web links to even more information. You may search by author, title, or genre (type of literature). For example, you could do a search under "Authors by Type" as follows: Genre: Journalism Theme: Vietnam War, 1959-1975.
Communication & Mass Media Complete(EBSCOhost)
"Communication & Mass Media Complete combines two earlier databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies -- CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University). The new database offers full-text coverage for more than 280 titles plus citation coverage for many more."--from the Rutgers database description
Humanities Full Text
Humanities Full Text indexes core scholarly periodicals and specialized magazines in literature, history, film studies, mass media, philosophy, archaeology, music, folklore, art and photography, and journalism.
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost)
The premier literary database from the Modern Language Association with coverage from 1963 to the present. International in scope; offers the broadest and deepest treatment of world literature in one database. Can be overwhelming because of its depth and complexity of source material.
America: History and Life
Professional historian's database covering U.S. and Canada only, all eras. Wide variety of materials, including many items about literary figures.

Find Newspaper Articles

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: the New York Times
Provides the full image of articles published in the New York Times from its first issue in 1851 until two years ago.

Access World News
Contains the full text of recent New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and many New Jersey newspapers, including the Star-Ledger. Over 840 U.S. and 1080 international newspapers in all.

Find recent articles in major metropolitan and international newspapers in Factiva or LexisNexis Academic. For items you cannot locate in full text from these sources, we own the following newspapers on microfilm on the Lower Level:
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Christian Science Monitor
Los Angeles Times
Washington Post
Newark Star Ledger

Subject Research Guide: Newspapers (Natalie Borisovets and Ka-Neng Au, Dana Library, Rutgers)
A guide to newspapers online throughout the world; cost of access noted if known.
[ research_guides/newspapers/newslib.shtml]

Four Ways to Find Articles

  1. The article is linked to full text in your database.

  2. Click on Article Linker to search for the article in IRIS, the Rutgers catalog, automatically.

  3. Consult the list of Electronic Journals [ ejournals/ejournals.shtml]

  4. Search IRIS, the Rutgers catalog, to find all owned copies of an article in a periodical in electronic, paper, or microform.
    • Go to the Rutgers University Libraries homepage.

    • Click on Search IRIS and Other Catalogs to find the periodicals owned by the Rutgers Libraries. Search PERIODICAL TITLE begins with; this title is often found in periodical indexes under "Source".

    • Look at the periodical record. (The online record for a given periodical title may be separate from the print record, but is usually found within the non-microform record as electronic access.)

Web Resources

Vietnam Era in America (Natalie Borisovets, Dana Library)
Dana Library guide about this time in American history. Includes a section on the media, but the whole guide is very informative.
David Halberstam's Reporting from Vietnam
Selected New York Times articles. David Halberstam shared the Puliter Prize in 1964 for his coverage of the Vietnam War.
[ timestopics/people/h/david_halberstam/]

Search and Evaluate the Internet Better

Evaluating Web Pages (Roberta Tipton, Rutgers University)
Web extensions and ways to evaluate material.

Evaluation of Internet Resources (Ka-Neng Au, Rutgers University)
Clear and to the point, with great links to other evaluation pages. Emphasizes the evaluation of the whole web site, not just an individual page.
[ dana_class_guides/evaluate.shtml]

Advanced Google and Database Searching (Roberta Tipton, Rutgers University)
This page explains Boolean operators in Google terms.

Chicago Citation Style

The Chicago Manual of Style Online, 15th edition
This website includes the newest information from The Chicago Manual of Style, including more on electronic sources.

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