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Northwest Missouri State University

Mass Media Research Guide

This guide helps mass media students Articles & Guides, Internet resources, books, cases, or company information.

Locate journal and news articles.
Cases & Legislation
Locate federal, state, and local legal cases and federal legislation.

Company Information
Locate information about companies in the news and broadcasting industry.

WWW Resources
Mass media Internet resources recommended by Owens Librarians.
Books in Academic Libraries
Search for books at Owens
and other Missouri libraries.
Request Books and Articles
Get materials from other libraries if Owens doesn't have the item.
APA Style
See examples of how to cite various sources, including books, journals and web pages. 
Ask a Librarian
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Books in Academic Libraries: online catalog
Library Catalog
Search the library catalog for books located in Owens Library or in over 50 MOBIUS Missouri academic libraries.

1) When searching in the Owens Library catalog, use the Search MOBIUS button to conduct the same search in the entire MOBIUS catalog (the holdings of over 50 Missouri academic libraries) and retrieve more results.

2) If a book you find in Owens Library is DUE that means is it checked out to someone else. If you want that book, click the Search MOBIUS button to see if you can find it in the MOBIUS catalog. If it is in the MOBIUS catalog, use the REQUEST THIS ITEM link to have the book delivered to Owens Library for check out.

When your MOBIUS catalog results list return books not available in the Owens Library, use the REQUEST THIS ITEM link to have books in the MOBIUS catalog delivered to Owens Library.
Northwest is part of the TOWERS cluster

Periodicals: databases that list records of articles in journals and magazines
Articles & Guides
 1) Recommended Mass media Databases
A list of all databases that Owens Librarians recommend for finding the best mass media articles.
icon Mass Media Journal List       
     This is an A-Z list of scholarly journals in mass media and the databases where they are
     are available in full-text.
icon Locating Periodicals in Owens Library       
     Learn how to find the call number, the format/media type, and the Owens Library location
     of a periodical title, i.e., NOT the title of the journal or magazine article itself.

icon Types of Periodicals
     Determine how to tell the difference between a scholarly journal and a popular magazine.

icon Locating Peer-Reviewed Periodicals 
     Discover how to limit a search to refereed or peer-reviewed articles.

Cases & Legislation

1) LexisNexis Academic Legal Research
Students can use Legal Research to:
iconaccess case law, statutes and regulations
icondive into secondary source materials such as legal news or law reviews

2) FindLaw
This highly regarded site provides links to legal information about organizations, cases, national and state resources, and news.

Supreme Court Cases
Locate Supreme Court cases and case analyses in books, articles, and web pages.

Company Information

1) Researching a Company
Find articles, books, and Internet sites that contain information on company financials, business ranking, company histories, and business activity using resources on this page.

2) Business Source Premier
This database provides full text for nearly 7,800 scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for more than 1,125 peer-reviewed business publications. The database also includes other sources of full text information such as country economic reports from the EIU, Global Insight, ICON Group and CountryWatch and detailed company profiles for the world's 10,000 largest companies.

3) LexisNexis Academic Business
Academic Universe Business provides a full range of credible sources for business information, including business and financial news, US and international company financial information from government and private sources, market research, industry reports, and actual SEC filings.

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