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See JMU Librarians' top recommendations for finding audio ... [more info]
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BBC College of Journalism (BBC CoJo) is an online journalism resource with articles, videos, and discussions about ethics, values, laws, and skill sets in the world of journalism. [more info]
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Articles (from journals)
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Article index with some full text in the fields of communication and mass media studies. [more info]
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An index with abstracts for articles published in the primary professional literature of the communications... [more info]
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Articles (from magazines)
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Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
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Full text journals, magazines, and specialty newspapers that portray British life in the Victorian Age.  Subscription includes Series 1: New Readerships and Series 2: Empire. [more info]
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News Articles
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Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
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Collection of over 500 US newspapers from the 19th Century.  Includes approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from both rural and urban titles.  Illustrated papers also included. [more info]
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Books / Book Chapters
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To find books in JMU Libraries that include film criticism for specific films, do three different searches in LEO—a subject search for the film title, a subject search for the director, and a word search for the film title. In many cases, you will find different titles, all relevant, with each search. [more info]
Internet
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Safari Books Online is a fully-searchable e-reference library that houses a vast collection of technical books from industry-leading publishers.  Also includes business related books. [more info]
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Audio (Music, Spoken word , etc.)
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See JMU Librarians' top recommendations for finding audio ... [more info]
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Explore public service advertisement (PSA) campaigns from the Ad Council, a leading producer of PSAs and the creator of such slogans as "Friends don't let friends drive drunk" and "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." [more info]
Biography
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A comprehensive database of biographical information on over 480,000 people. Formerly Biography Resource Center[more info]
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New 'In Context' interface coming soon! Gale's Literature Resource Center provides selected biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on various literary figures.... [more info]
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Case Studies / Best Practices
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BBC College of Journalism (BBC CoJo) is an online journalism resource with articles, videos, and discussions about ethics, values, laws, and skill sets in the world of journalism. [more info]
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Citation Searching
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Indexing, abstracts, and citation searching for science and social science scholarly literature... [more info]
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Company Information
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Indexing and full text for periodicals and news sources covering all aspects of business. [more info]
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LexisNexis provides a full range of sources for business information. Now includes Industry Dossier and Executive Dossier in separate tabs on the search screen. 
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Countries & Regional Information
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Freedom of the Press: A Global Survey of Media Independence provides numerical rankings and rates each country's media as "Free," "Partly Free," or "Not Free." [more info]
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Current News / Controversies
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BBC College of Journalism (BBC CoJo) is an online journalism resource with articles, videos, and discussions about ethics, values, laws, and skill sets in the world of journalism. [more info]
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Directory Information
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Digitized newspaper directory which provides basic facts (editor name, subscription cost) as well as advertising and circulation statistics about publications from 1869 to 1920. It was published under various titles including Rowell's American Newspaper Directory, and N.W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annual and Directory.
 
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Dissertations
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Indexing, abstracts, and full text for doctoral dissertations and master's theses. [more info]
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Government Information
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Indexes publications on all subjects that relate to contemporary public issues.  Includes PAIS Archive. [more info]
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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, & Almanacs
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Online reference book chronicles American events, people, and places for each decade [more info]
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Images
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Image database containing the Associated Press' current year's photo report and a selection of images dating from the 1500s. Also includes charts, graphs, tables, and maps. [more info]
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See JMU Librarians' top recommendations for finding images[more info]
Legal Information
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BBC College of Journalism (BBC CoJo) is an online journalism resource with articles, videos, and discussions about ethics, values, laws, and skill sets in the world of journalism. [more info]
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Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
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Legislative & Congressional Information
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Searchable full text congressional publications and legislative research. [more info]
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A collection of resources on U.S. politics and policy... [more info]
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Polls / Surveys
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The Pew Internet Project explores the impact of the Internet on American life. Includes details on what people do online, user demographics and how Internet usage affects society.   [more info]
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Survey data about the press, politics and public policy issues [more info]
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Reports & Proceedings
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IBISWorld is a collection of Industry Market Research reports of over 700 United States industries. Now includes access to US Specialized Industry Reports. [more info]
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Mintel Oxygen is a comprehensive resource full of reports on current issues in a wide array of domestic and international markets... [more info]
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Reviews
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See JMU Librarians' top recommendations for finding Book and Film Reviews [more info]
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General, multidisciplinary index that includes film reviews and criticism.
 
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Primary Sources
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Full text database of over 1,000 film scripts digitized and thoroughly indexed... [more info]
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The latest version of RealPlayer required to view videos.  Click here to download.
Streaming video of news from NBC (1968 to date) and CNN (1995 to date) plus indexing of television network news from all the major networks, 1968 to date. 
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Statistics & Datasets
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Get the latest information and news on marketing, media, and advertising agencies.  Be sure to click on the DataCenter link for in-depth data! [more info]
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Transcripts
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Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
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The latest version of RealPlayer required to view videos.  Click here to download.
Streaming video of news from NBC (1968 to date) and CNN (1995 to date) plus indexing of television network news from all the major networks, 1968 to date. 
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Videos
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To find books in JMU Libraries that include film criticism for specific films, do three different searches in LEO—a subject search for the film title, a subject search for the director, and a word search for the film title. In many cases, you will find different titles, all relevant, with each search. [more info]
Internet
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The latest version of RealPlayer required to view videos.  Click here to download.
Streaming video of news from NBC (1968 to date) and CNN (1995 to date) plus indexing of television network news from all the major networks, 1968 to date. 
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Websites
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BBC College of Journalism (BBC CoJo) is an online journalism resource with articles, videos, and discussions about ethics, values, laws, and skill sets in the world of journalism. [more info]
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Articles, course materials, periodicals, reference guides, and miscellaneous other materials of importance to technical and scientific communication... [more info]
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