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JOUR 4510 Media and Politics: Finding Sources


Using Find It @GSU

Many databases give you only a citation telling you where to find the article, not the article itself.

Click the Find It @GSU button to open a window with links to the article you need.

If that fails, try searching for the journal title in GIL-Find, or use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request it from another library.

Lost? Stuck? Too many options? Ask a Librarian for help!

Locating sources on your campaign

Most of your sources should come from academic literature -- this usually means searching article databases from the library website.

Some suggested starting points:

The links above are great places to start, and may have everything you need, but there are many other databases that could be useful for this assignment!

Need news coverage?

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Newspapers are not scholarly sources, but it may be useful to include some examples from the press in your paper.

Many -- not all -- newspapers are available online via the library.

To locate a specific newspaper, search the GIL-Find catalog or the Journals tab on the library home page for the title of the paper.

For more news sources, check the Communication databases list under the heading "News."

Subject Librarian

Jason Puckett
542 Library South (by appointment)


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