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CMM 327- Feature Writing
Mr. Ellington

Articles CQ Researcher Government Information Books World Wide Web Your Comments

This course research guide focuses on resources in the University Library and on the World Wide Web that you can use for research on your feature stories. Should you have questions, stop by the Reference Desk on the first floor. You may also call the Reference Desk at (334) 229-4110 during the hours the Library is open.

Journal, Magazine, & Newspaper Articles

The best method for finding articles is to use one of the Library's online article databases. The databases (ASU) are easily accessible off campus by clicking on the database name and typing in the information requested. If you need additional assistance with accessing the databases off campus, contact Cedric Davis (334 229-6998) or Randy Curtis (334 229-5604).

Journal & Magazine Articles

Newspaper Articles

Not all of our databases provide access to the entire text of articles. If the text of an article is not available in a database, consult the following sources:

  • Serials Solutions (ASU) - to determine if the article is available in another online database.
  • HORNetCat - lists journals, magazines, and newspapers to which the Library subscribes. These publications are housed in the Serials Department on the third floor.
  • Interlibrary Loan - order those articles not available in the Library or via a full-text database.

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CQ Researcher

Each CQ Researcher (ASU) report focuses on a single topic related to social, economic, political, health, or environmental issues. They provide a chronological overview and detail recent developments and opposing viewpoints. Each includes a bibliography that can lead you to other sources of information on your topic.

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Government Information

Federal and state governments publish a plethora of information on many topics. Although the University Library is not a depository for government documents, you can request documents through Interlibrary Loan. You may also visit the Library at Auburn University Montgomery, which is a depository.

Federal Government Information

Alabama Government Information

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Books

Books can provide an in-depth discussion of your topic.

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World Wide Web

The World Wide Web is an outstanding but often bewildering source of information. Not everything you find will be authoritative, accurate, and valid. Try searching one of these to find more reliable Web sites.

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Your Comments

Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think about this guide. Has it helped with your research? Do you have any suggestions for improving the guide? You may e-mail Barbara Hightower (bhightower@alasu.edu) or call her at (334) 229-6839 with your comments and suggestions.

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Course Research Guides | Information Literacy Program

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Alabama State University
University Library & Learning Resources Center
Authored by: Barbara Hightower, Information Literacy Librarian
All contents copyright 2004, ASU. All rights reserved.
January 26, 2004
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