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COMM2200: Radio and TV Industries: Locating Articles

This guide provides an overview of relevant resources related to radio and television.

In class assignment

Search Tip: Keywords

It is usually a good idea to start out broadly, so using just one or two of your topic terms is a good way to begin. Once you have a set of results, you can begin narrowing down your results by entering one or more terms. Searching in a specific field such as "Subject" or "Title" will narrow or focus your results. 

Search Tip: Truncation

Truncation Finds Multiple Word Forms

The asterisk (*) is usually used to search words with the same root:

 Person* =  Personal, Personality, Personable,  etc.

Wildcard symbols (usually a ‘?’) replace a single letter:

Wom?n = Woman, Women

Locate Trade and News Articles

Scholarly/Popular/Trade?

What Kind of Publication Should I Use?

Scholarly Journals:     Scholarly journals are generally written by researchers and scholars for other researchers and scholars.  Articles are research-based and will often undergo a peer-review process through which other experts in the field review and critique articles prior to publication.

Trade Publications:
   
Trade publications are often considered to fall between scholarly journals and popular magazines, and often focus on a particular industry.  Articles are generally written by practitioners/specialists in the field and discuss industry trends, methods and techiques, benchmark information and relevant news.

Popular Magazines:
   
Popular magazines are often written by reporters or journalists, with articles focusing on current events or popular topics.  References are generally not included.


Newspapers:

 
Newspapers can cover the most current events on a topic or provide a historical perspective to an issue or event.  These are not scholarly sources, but can be valuable for context.

 

Access the NY Times

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