This guide lists some of the best resources for getting started with journalism research. You'll find information about books, databases, scholarly and professional journals, interlibrary loan, useful websites, and more.
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Research Tools & Resources
- Sign up for a free account to NYTimes.com
- Online AP Stylebook (only 10 users allowed at one time)
- How to evaluate sources
- Learn tips on how to design posters
- Need to learn how to use software like InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop or even Excel? Check out Lynda.com.
- Want a tool to help you organize and manage your sources? Check out our guides on using several reference management tools: Endnote, Mendeley, and Zotero
- Learn about plagiarism and how to avoid it.
- For grad students: Learn how to get access to the Leonard Room and a study carrel.
- Need help with social science research methods? Check out Sage Research Methods.
- Check out these resources on covering Native American issues from the Native American Journalists Association.
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Codes of Ethics
Professional societies usually have a code of ethics to advise their members on how they should behave. This list will take you to some of the codes of ethics for various journalism- and strategic communications-related societies.