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Media and Communications

Finding Background Information

When a topic is relatively new to you, you may want to use a reference source to find background information

Databases with a variety of information

These databases hold a variety of information on lots of topics and of many types (scholarly, trade, and popular publications).  Be sure to know what you need and what type of information you have found.

Strictly Scholarly

You can be sure to find scholarly resources by using these databases.

Newspaper Articles

You can find newspaper articles by using these databases.