Journalism: A Guide to the Reference Literature

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Libraries Unlimited, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 291 pages
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Journalism: A Guide to the Reference Literature is a critically annotated bibliographic guide to print and electronic sources in print and broadcast journalism. The first edition was published in 1990; the second in 1997. It has been described as one of the critical reference sources in journalism today, and it is a key bibliographic guide to the literature. Choice magazine called it a benchmark publication for which there are no comparable sources. The format is similar to the second edition. What makes this edition significantly different is the separation of Commercial Databases and Internet Resources. Commercial Databases includes standard fee-based resources. The new chapter on Internet sources features Web-based resources not included in the commercial databases chapter as well as portals, other online files, listservs, newsgroups, and Web logs/blogs. All chapters have been revised, and there are significant revisions in Directories, Yearbooks, and Collections; Miscellaneous Sources; Core Periodicals; Societies and Associations; and Research Centers and Archives. The second edition has 789 entries. The third edition contains almost 1,000 entries. James Carey of Columbia University, who provided the foreword for the first two editions, has updated his foreword for this edition.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1Bibliographies and Bibliographic Guides
1
Chapter 2Encyclopedias
47
Chapter 3Dictionaries
57
Chapter 4Indexes and Abstracts
67
Chapter 5Selected Commercial Databases
79
Chapter 6Selected Internet Sources
87
Chapter 7Biographical Sources
97
Chapter 8Directories Yearbooks and Collections
111
Chapter 10Stylebooks
147
Chapter 11Catalogs
167
Chapter 12Miscellaneous Sources
185
Chapter 13Core Periodicals
199
Chapter 14Societies and Associations
219
Chapter 15Selected Research Centers Archives and Media Institutes
237
AuthorTitle Index
253
Subject Index
279

Chapter 9Handbooks Manuals and Career Guides
127

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JO A. CATES is Director of the library at Columbia College Chicago, a school for the arts and the media. She has been Regional Research Manager of Ernst and Young's Center for Business Knowledge in Chicago, former Head of the Transportation Library at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and former Chief Librarian of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. She has an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Boston University and an M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College.

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