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Published on October 5, 2007

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Researching News Media Ethics Research Topics Library Resources that will help!:  Researching News Media Ethics Research Topics Library Resources that will help! Debora Cheney Foster Communications Librarian Head, The News and Microforms Library Drop by Office Hours: Wednesday and Friday, 1-3 @ News and Microforms Library (Ground Level, Pattee, West) News and Microforms Reference Desk 863-0377 E-Mail: Dcheney@psu.edu A Paper Topic:  A Paper Topic Most news media routinely with hold the names of victims of sex crimes. Examine the 2002 Calif. teenage rape victim case interviewed on national television Is the public interest served? What are the ethical implications of this policy? What is the rationale for such a policy? Hierarchy of Reliability:  Hierarchy of Reliability Most Reliable Least Reliable .gov .edu .org .com Where to Start: The Libraries Home Page: http://www.libraries.psu.edu:  Where to Start: The Libraries Home Page: http://www.libraries.psu.edu By Subject for lists of databases by subject Newspaper Databases: Subject List: News http://www.lias.psu.edu/NEWS.html:  Newspaper Databases: Subject List: News http://www.lias.psu.edu/NEWS.html Provides a list of newspaper databases Doesn’t indicate which newspapers are included in each database Be aware of differences between newspaper coverage! Newspaper databases :  Newspaper databases Newspaper databases: Newsbank Full-Text Newspapers LexisNexis Academic Universe ProQuest Newspapers Hints: Limit by date Search a specific newspaper or region Use these newspaper databases for complete content and free access as an alternative to newspaper sites on the Web. The News Stories…Which Database? E-Journals and E-Newspapers http://apps.libraries.psu.edu/fasttrack/search.cfm:  The News Stories…Which Database? E-Journals and E-Newspapers http://apps.libraries.psu.edu/fasttrack/search.cfm Where to search the Philadelphia Inquirer?:  Where to search the Philadelphia Inquirer? NEWSBANK: America’s Newspapers:  NEWSBANK: America’s Newspapers Includes Knight-Ridder newspapers including the: Centre Daily Times (1996-to date) Philadelphia Inquirer (1981-to date) LexisNexis Academic Universe:  LexisNexis Academic Universe ProQuest: Newspapers (National Newspapers Only):  ProQuest: Newspapers (National Newspapers Only) News (TV and Radio) Programming:  News (TV and Radio) Programming Transcripts and audio of news programming can be difficult to find. Try: Television News Archive (Vanderbilt) The “News Transcripts” news category in LexisNexis Academic Universe ProQuest Newspapers—(NPR, etc.) Television News Archive(Vanderbilt) available on the E-Resources List (A-Z): http://www.lias.psu.edu/alall.html:  Television News Archive(Vanderbilt) available on the E-Resources List (A-Z): http://www.lias.psu.edu/alall.html Transcripts of news programming from CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and many special reports back to 1989 Some recent CNN broadcasts can be viewed with RealAudio To compare Newspaper and News program coverage and content To locate specific news program coverage of specific events on major networks To locate for study the transcript of news report Articles and More: Find Articles by Subject: Communications http://www.lias.psu.edu/articles.html:  Articles and More: Find Articles by Subject: Communications http://www.lias.psu.edu/articles.html CMMI (Communications & Mass Media Complete):  CMMI (Communications & Mass Media Complete) Enter Search terms Is the public interest served—”scholarly journal” viewpoints:  Is the public interest served—”scholarly journal” viewpoints Follow the GET IT! Link for full-text in paper or online Click on Full-Text Article CMMI: Why Use it?:  CMMI: Why Use it? Indexes articles in Scholarly and Trade Journals on every topic related to Mass Media Ethics Abstracts for summary of article content—review to ensure article is on topic Full-Text Links to Key Scholarly and Trade Journals Reference Lists to review for related articles—find related articles quickly and review article focus Slide18:  What is the rationale for such a policy? Try The CAT for books on your topic for more in depth discussion --http://www.libraries.psu.edu When you can’t find information on your topic? :  When you can’t find information on your topic? ASK! for help at the Social Sciences Library Reference Desk (2nd Floor Paterno Library) OR the News and Microforms Library Reference Desk (Ground Floor, Pattee, West) Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of help! Citing the Information You Use :  Citing the Information You Use When using resources, it is always extremely important to cite the source of the information. Some excellent citation resources include: KnightCite @ http://webapps.calvin.edu/knightcite/ This tool automatically generates a citation! Available formats include MLA, APA and Chicago, multimedia and communication sources. Diana Hacker’s resources @ http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/ Contains citation guides for Humanities, Social Sciences, History, and the Sciences. For additional help, click on the 'sample papers' for real student papers that correctly cite and document their sources. For additional citation guides see Penn State University Libraries' Research Guides by Format @ http://www.libraries.psu.edu/instruction/format/citation

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