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Research Guides


Tools and resources for Journalism research.

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Nia Rodgers
Public Affairs Research Librarian
(804) 828-8565
Cabell Library, Room 121

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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

Research Databases

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Finding Books

Where do you find more options? Communication titles generally are generally classified with call numbers starting with P87 on the 4th Floor of Cabell Library, but that covers a broad range It is better to find a good title in the VCU Libraries Search, locate it on the shelf, and then see what other titles are available in its vicinity. Useful subject terms for finding relevant material (try these as search terms) may include:

  • Advertising
  • Business Communication
  • Communication--Political aspects
  • Communication and culture
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Journalism
  • Journalism--Editing
  • Mass media
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Persuasion (Psychology)
  • Propaganda
  • Public opinion
  • Public relations
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Television broadcasting
  • Violence in mass media