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Media and Communication: Journalism & Public Relations

This is an information portal for the School of Media and Communication. Click on the tabs to get specific research information for each department.

Peer Reviewed or Scholarly FAQ

What are scholarly or peer reviewed articles?

Professors often require students to find scholarly and peer reviewed articles. These items:

  • generally focus on scholarly research
  • are written by experts in the field or discipline
  • are critically reviewed  by other experts before publication
  • contain cited references to the information sources used

How do I find scholarly or peer reviewed articles?

Many of the library's databases contain scholarly or peer reviewed material and allow you to limit your search to include only these articles in the results. Use the advanced search feature in a database to find the option to limit to this type of search.

Click here for more information on scholarly, popular and trade publications.

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Finding Scholarly Articles in Journalism & Public Relations

Finding Newspapers

For a more comprehensive overview of conducting newspaper research, consult the Center for Archival Collections research guide:

Newspaper Research

For a complete list of online newspaper offerings, go here.

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