[University of South Alabama]

News Reporting

Selected Resources

SOUTHcat Plus:http://library.southalabama.edu

March 2006
(251) 460-7025

The following is a selected list of library resources which will aid in the identification and verification of information. Please consult a reference librarian for assistance in using these or locating additional resources. You may contact us at webref@jaguar1.usouthal.edu or at the telephone number listed above.

STATISTICAL AND SHORT FACT SOURCES

American FactFinder. SOUTHcat Plus: Electronic Reference Books
CQ Researcher. SOUTHcat Plus: Electronic Reference Books
Facts About the Presidents. Reference E 176.1 .K3
Facts About the States. Ready Reference E 180 .K4
Famous First Facts, International Edition. Ready Reference AG 5 .A69 2000
FedStats. SOUTHcat Plus: Electronic Reference Books
Injury Facts. Reference HA 217 .A4 (annual)
Lexis-Nexis Statistical. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases
Statistical Abstract of the United States.Ready Reference HA 202 .A299 (latest)
United States Government Manual. Ready Reference JK 421 .A32 (latest)
World Almanac. Ready Reference AY 67 .N5 W7 (latest) and SOUTHcat Plus: Electronic Reference Books

BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES

Biography and Genealogy Master Index. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases: Gale/InfoTrac
Current Biography.
Reference CT 100 .C8
Encyclopedia of World Biography.
Reference CT 103 .E56 1998

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Encyclopaedia Britannica. Reference AE 5 .E363
Britannica Online.
SOUTHcat Plus: Electronic Reference Books
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Reference H 42 . I58 2001
Encyclopedia of Communication and Information.
Reference P 87.5 .E53 2002
 

INDEXES TO NEWSPAPER AND JOURNAL ARTICLES

Use the indexes below to identify articles on specific topics as well as to locate full-text electronic articles. Another way to find electronic full-text articles is to check “Our Journal List” on the Library homepage. Bound print journals are shelved by call number on Third Floor- South. Current print journals and journals in microform are shelved alphabetically by title on Second Floor-South.

Communication and Mass Media Complete. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases: EBSCO
Academic Search Premier. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles and Indexes: EBSCO
Lexis-Nexis Academic. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases
Business Source Premier. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases: EBSCO
Contemporary Women’s Issues. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases: FirstSearch
Ethnic Newswatch Complete. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases: EBSCO
Expanded Academic ASAP. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases: Gale/InfoTrac
General Business File. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases: Gale/InfoTrac
Health Source (Consumer and Nursing/Academic). SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases: EBSCO
Marcive. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases
Mobile Register. 1992-present. SOUTHCAT Plus: Full Text Journals/Indexes.
New York Times Index. Reference AI 21 .N45
Newspaper Source. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases: EBSCO
Periodicals Archive Online. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases
Readers’ Guide Retrospective. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases
SocINDEX with Full Text. SOUTHcat Plus: Articles, Indexes, Databases

DIRECTORIES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Books in Print. SOUTHcat Plus: Electronic Reference Books
Burrelle's Media Directory.
Reference P 88.8 .B87
Gale Directory of Publications & Broadcast Media.
Ready Reference Z 6951 .A971
Washington Information Directory.
Ready Reference F 192.3 .W33

UNIVERSITY-RELATED MATERIALS

For publications by University departments:
Search SOUTHcat Catalog for author: university of south alabama
 
For information about the University:
Search SOUTHcat Catalog for subject: university of south alabama
To be more specific, search as a subject:
university of south alabama--employees
university of south alabama--catalogs
 
For specific titles of publications:
Search SOUTHcat catalog for a title or journal title:
vanguard
retrospect
undergraduate bulletin
graduate bulletin
 
For University employees:
USA Faculty/Staff Directory. Ask at Reference Desk
USA Directories Search http://www.southalabama.edu/directory.html

SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR SEARCHING USA LIBRARIES CATALOG (SOUTHcat):

SUBJECTS: KEYWORDS:
english language--synonyms synonym? and language
english language--etymology statistic? and "united states"
economics--dictionaries automobil? and statistic?
american newspapers--directories newspaper? and director?
broadcasting--united states communication and dictionar?
broadcasting--directories "public relations" and dictionar?
united states--manufacturers word and origin?
journalism "united states" and census
communication violence and statistic?
public opinion polls motor and vehicle? and statistic?
mass media--social aspects advertis? and media

SELECTED NEWS WEBSITES

ABC News
AJR NewsLink:
American Journalism Review's site provides links to newspapers, magazines, radio and tv sites.
Alabama Live
BBC News:
News from the British Broadcasting Corporation. Brief news stories make up the first page of the site,
but the BBC provides quick access to longer articles on major issues.
Birmingham News Archives:
(Alabama) 1993 - present. Searching is free but there is a charge for the articles
CBS News
CNN.com
MSNBC News
Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room:
From the Library of Congress. Links to the world's online
journals and newspapers.
USA Today

ADDITIONAL WEBSITES

ALISON: Alabama Legislative Information.
http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp
Internet Public Library. http://www.ipl.org/
Pew Research Center.
http://people-press.org/
Poynter Online.
http://www.poynter.org/

 

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