Students can access hundreds of databases through the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. Some databases are broad in topics while others focus on specific disciplines. Some focus on scholarly, peer-reviewed research while others focus on national and local news media. Explore this page to learn about specific databases you can use to help in your journalism class assignments.
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Can't find an article you're looking for? Submit a request through Interlibrary Loan. Requests for articles are filled within an hour to a few days and can be accessed electronically.
These databases focus on news articles and videos from media outlets across the United States and the world.
These databases include more scholarly, peer-reviewed articles about the discipline. If you're specifically interested in articles related to journalism, public relations, and mass media, the journalism-specific databases are the best ones to look at. If you're doing research on a topic for a story that deals with other disciplines, try one of our interdisciplinary databases.
Many students and faculty prefer to use Google Scholar. This is fine. However, it's important to remember that Google Scholar results will often include articles that you normally have to pay to read. The Knowledge Center already pays for many of these articles, though, so instead of paying yourself or giving up, follow these steps to make sure you can read them at no cost.