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Cmm 330 - Ethical Issues in Mass Media
Coke Ellington

Articles Books Dissertations World Wide Web Citing Your Sources Your Comments

This course research guide focuses on resources in the University Library that you can use the research phase of preparing your case studies. 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. For additional information on those listed below and for others that may be helpful for your research, explore our list of databases. The databases 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 Randy Curtis (334 229-6968) or Cedric Davis (334 229-6998).

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, check for the periodical title in Serials Solutions (ASU) to determine if the article is available in another online database. Periodicals to which the Library subscribes are listed in our online catalog HORNetCat. These are housed in the Serials Department on the third floor. You may order those articles not available in the Library or via a full-text database through Interlibrary Loan.

Journal & Magazine Articles

Newspaper Articles

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Books can provide an in-depth discussion of your topic. Try these databases to access printed books as well as electronic books:

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Depending on the date for the topic of your case study, you may find a dissertation that provides an in-depth discussion.

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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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Citing Your Sources

A copy of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is available at the Main Reference Desk on the first floor of the Library. You can also use Citation Machine an interactive Web tool designed to assist you with modeling cited information in the proper format.

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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 Marsha V. Taylor ( or call her at (334) 229-6839 with your comments and suggestions.

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Revised by: Marsha V. Taylor, Information Literacy Librarian
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August18, 2005