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Journalism and New Media

Overview of databases and reference works for research in journalism and new media.

The collection Journalism and New Media is closely connected to research and education within the Media Studies program of Leiden University. Subjects are: mass media, internet journalism, social media, visual communication, visual culture, visualization, statistic data in the media, crime in the media, political communication and science communication
The collection contains e-books, e-journals, databases, printed books and a few printed journals

The collection Journalism and New Media is mainly placed in the closed stacks of the University Library. In the reading rooms on the first floor a freely accessible reference collection is available with handbooks and key studies. These books cannot be borrowed, but copying and scanning is possible.

Reference works for Journalism and New Media can be found in the sections HM (information and communication, room 4), P (mass media, room 5) and PN (journalism, room 8).

Frequently used databases for searching articles are:

Communication & Mass Media Complete (maximum of 5 users at the same time)

MLA International Bibliography: articles on language and literature

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (1 user at the same time)

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts: on library- and information science, but also many articles on new media

Web of Science: articles on all disciplines in journals with large academic impact

Factiva: international newspapers and some Dutch newspapers

LexisNexis Academic: Dutch newspapers, some international newspapers, and magazines

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: the archives of The New York Times, The Guardian and other important newspapers

Historische Kranten (in Dutch): the archives of Dutch national, regional, local, and colonial newspapers from the National Library of the Netherlands

International Encyclopedia of Communication

Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology

SAGE Research Methods Online on quantitative and qualitative research methods

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