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Journalism 4341: International Media and Global Crises

  • Intro
  • Books/Chapters
  • Scholarly Articles
  • Popular/Trade
  • Stats/Reference
Introduction

This guide is designed to link you to the library resources that will be useful for your assignment in Journalism 4341. Use the tabs above to find information about the recommended resources, and how you can import citations from those resources into your RefWorks account. Here is the Search Worksheet handed out in class.

Additional Resources
  • Refworks CU
  • Off-Campus Access
  • Research Consultations
    • Have additional questions about using RefWorks, the library catalog, or library databases? Feel free to ask me. I'm available for consultation via email or send me an email to set up an appointment.

 

Recommended Resources to Search:

  • Chinook (CU's library catalog)
  • Prospector
  • WorldCat (Library catalog of libraries around the US and international libraries)

 

Chinook


There are two versions of Chinook. For this class, you should use Chinook Classic. See below for search tips.

Chinook Classic

How to Search
  • Use the Advanced Search option
  • Enter the keywords you want to search
    • This is where the subject headings you find as you search can be especially helpful!
    • Try using some terms like "mass media" or "press" in the subject field with a particular country or topic.
  • Limit to items published in the year 2000 or after
  • Click the green "Submit" button
How to save citations/items from Chinook
  • Scan your search results, looking at the title. Click on the title to get abstract information and/or table of contents (if available)
  • You can collect the items/books you find interesting by either:
    • When looking at the full information on a specific book: Click the "Save to list" button (at the top of the screen)
    • When looking at a list of results/books: Put a check in the box next to each book you're interested in, then click the "Save to list" button (at the top of the screen)
  • Once you're done saving the items/books you're interested in, click the "View/Export Saved Records"
  • Choose "MARC" from the "Format the List" on the left
  • Choose either "E-mail" or "Screen" on the "Send List To" on the right
  • Click the "Submit" button
  • Copy the citations from your email or from the browser screen
How to import citations from Chinook to RefWorks
  • Log in to your RefWorks Account
  • Go to the References menu and select "Import"
  • Choose the Import Filter/Data Source (MARC Format) and Database (All MARC Formats)
  • Select the "Import Data from the Following Text" and paste in the citations from Chinook
  • Click the "Import" button
  • The citations should be processed and added to your account/database
WorldCat CU (International Library Catalog)

 

  • How to Search
    • Enter the keywords you want to search
    • Limit to items published in the year 2000 or after (enter 2000-2011)
    • Click the gray and blue "Search" button
  • How to add citations/items to RefWorks
    • Scan your search results, looking at the title. Click on the title to get abstract information and/or table of contents (if available)
    • You can collect the items/books you find interesting by either:
      • When looking at the full information on a specific book: Click the "Export" button (at the top of the screen)
      • When looking at a list of results/books: Put a check in the box next to each book you're interested in, then click the "Export" button (at the top of the screen)
      • Choose the records you want to export (either all of your search results, or the items/citations you marked)
      • Choose where you want to export to (RefWorks)
      • Click the blue and gray "Export" button


Recommended Resources to Search:

 

  • Communication / Media Studies
    • Communication and Mass Media Complete
      • Great resource for scholarly, trade and popular publications covering topics relating to communication studies
      • Use the Advanced Search to limit years of publication, and limit to scholarly sources only
      • Link to searchable database
      • RefWorks steps (search and RefWorks instructions below)
    • ComAbstracts
      • Great resource for scholarly literature in communication studies
      • Used the advanced search in order to set publication years
      • Single word searches will be your best starting point
      • Link to searchable database
      • RefWorks steps
  • Business
  • Social Sciences
  • Government / International

 

 

Recommended Resources to Search:

 

  • Popular Publications - Newspapers
    • ProQuest Newspapers
    • LexisNexis Academic
    • Factiva
      • Best international and foreign language coverage, not as intuitive to use
      • Link to searchable database
      • No direct export or saved citations from Factiva; Citations must be entered into RefWorks manually
  • Popular Publications - Magazines
  • Trade Publications
    • Communication and Mass Media Complete
      • Contains titles like Advertising Age, Broadcasting & Cable, others
      • Can limit your search to "Publication type: Trade publication"
      • Link to searchable database
      • RefWorks steps (search and RefWorks instructions below)
    • Business Source Complete

 

Recommended Resources to Search:

 

  • Statistics
    • World DataBank
      • Enables access to all of the statistical databases available from the World Bank, including data on development, GDP, purchasing power, etc.
      • Link to searchable database
    • Statistics Guide (from CU's Government Information Library)
      • This master statistics guide will link to to the appropriate sources for international statistics for a variety of topics
      • Link to guide
  • Reference Information (Background information)
    • International Encyclopedia of Communication
      • Over 1,300 entries dedicated to topics related to communication studies; published in conjunction with the International Communication Association
      • Link to searchable database
    • Reference Universe
      • Search for entries/information across print and online encyclopedias (and other reference books) owned by the CU Libraries
      • Link to searchable database