Research Resources for COMM350:
Social Media and its Applications
Searching for Books in Library Catalogs
As you begin your search for books, pay attention to the subject field of a book to find related items. Once you have found a good book in EZRA or OhioLINK, scroll down the page until you see "Subjects" listed on the left. In the subject field, you'll find several links to different topics that are covered by the book you are looking at.
- Credo Online Reference
- Search reference books online to get some background on your topic.
You will need to consult periodicals that were published on or near the date of your event. You can find them
downstairs on the first floor of the library.
Some good places to look include general interest periodicals like:
Periodicals are shelved in alphabetical order by title.
|- Search for a specific periodical title at Wittenberg (electronic and print formats are both included in results).|
|- If Wittenberg does not have access to a specific journal title, fill out this request form to get access to an article.|
- The following databases are good places to find journal articles. Please ask us if you would like assistance or if your results aren't relevant.
- Academic Search Complete
- Search for articles from a variety of disciplines.
- America: History and Life
- This database includes articles covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada back to 1910.
- Historical Abstracts
- This database includes articles covering the history of the world (except U.S. and Canada).
- Lexis-Nexis Academic
- Covers 1980 to present. This is a powerful resource for searching newspapers or legal research. Note: this resource is very difficult to use at first, but an appointment with a librarian can save you time and frustration!
- New York Times - Historical
- This database provides PDF coverage of the NYT from its inception in 1851 to 2013.
- Times of London Digital Archive, 1785-1985
- Full text access to the Times of London newspaper.
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