EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is the most powerful database at the Library, allowing you to search many smaller databases all at once. Search results include:
Be sure to click the box labeled "Limit to Full Text" in order to find the entire content of articles.
To log into a database from off-campus, click on the database link, then type the same user name and password that you use to open your "Student Workday" account. Once you have logged in, you will be able to navigate to other Library databases without having to type your password again during that searching session.
The Library databases listed below are recommended for researching a variety of topics, including Journalism. Depending upon the perspective you wish to take when writing about an issue, you may want to look for historical information, current news articles, or a combination of both. These descriptions of the databases will help you decide where to begin searching.
CQ Researcher -- Provides full-text articles about controversial topics, both current and historical, in a wide variety of subject areas. Materials are dated from 1923 to the present.
D&B Hoovers -- This business database provides information on individual companies and entire industries, including profits, management, company histories, and more.
EBSCOhost -- Use this general subject database to find articles on a variety of topics from journals, magazines, newspapers and other reference sources. Most articles are available in full text. EBSCOhost is a good choice if you're looking for news articles about recent events. Use the Newspaper Source and Regional Business News modules to find coverage of local issues, written by local reporters.
Opposing Viewpoints -- This database presents different perspectives on a variety of controversial issues. Resources include magazine, journal and newspaper articles, video and audio news clips, and chapters from the Opposing Viewpoints book series. Use this database if you're writing an argumentative or persuasive paper (or speech), and would like to find information in a "pro and con" format.
ProQuest Central -- Use this general subject database to find articles on a variety of topics from journals, magazines and newspapers. Most articles are available in full text. If you want to find articles from a specific magazine or journal, ProQuest is a good place to start. Select the "Publications" search option to locate the magazine or journal, then use the "Search Within This Publication" box to find articles about your topic.
U.S. History in Context -- This database covers themes, events, and people from U.S. history. Resources include full-text articles, maps and images, and many primary source documents.
If you're interested in a particular journal or magazine, and want to find the Library database where it's located, use the Publication Finder. This tool allows you to search by title or subject, and will show you which database contains full-text coverage of each periodical.
Here's a brief selection of Journalism publications that you may view using the NCC Library's databases.
The Westlaw database has added a new tool called Company Investigator. It provides access to a variety of corporate directory and financial information, and legal documents such as SEC filings, lawsuits, and analyses of potential liability. Here is where to find it on the Westlaw home page:
There are also two new collections of documents linked directly to this page, concerning Civil Rights and COVID-19.
The Civil Rights documents cover topics such as police misconduct, malicious prosecution, the First Amendment right to protest, and voting rights.
The COVID-19 materials are categorized as follows: