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Journalism

Tools and resources for Journalism research.

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Nia Rodgers
Public Affairs Research Librarian
Contact:
slrodgers@vcu.edu
(804) 828-8565
Cabell Library, Room 121

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Guides

You will find databases, books, and other resources linked from these guides which address topics related to journalism, or frequently researched by journalists.

Current News Databases

Beat Research Starting Points

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Getting Individual Access

Full text access is available to the Washington Post and New York Times through their online websites, the Databases A-Z list, or through their item records in VCU Libraries Search (Washington Post | New York Times). Access is handled differently for each paper:

  • Washington Post: When connected to the campus network, you can go directly to washingtonpost.com and receive full content access without having to log in. However, to save articles, subscribe to newsletters, use the app, or to access articles when off the campus network, you can create a Washington Post account with your VCU email to activate individual access.

  • New York Times: Users can activate their free NYT Academic Pass account by going to accessnyt.com when connected to the campus network. Once activated, the  academic pass is valid through the student’s year of graduation; faculty and staff passes are valid for four years, and can be renewed.