Media Studies & Journalism Research Guide
Journal, magazine and newspaper articles
Communication & Mass Media Complete Articles on all aspects of communication and the media arts, including advertising, broadcasting, culture, design, film, journalism, marketing, political & social issues, technology, and more
ABI Inform Global Business database with articles on advertising and marketing
General & Interdisciplinary
Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) Large collection of scholarly and other articles on a wide variety of topics appropriate for college-level research
Academic OneFile Multidisciplinary coverage of topics in the social sciences, the humanities, education and general science
Project Muse Scholarly journal articles on the arts, humanities, and social sciences
JSTOR Scholarly journal articles at least one to five years old on a wide variety of academic topics
Once you have located citations to journal articles, follow the "Find Text" button to determine whether the text of an article is available in the Library or through its subscription databases. More...
You may also consult the List of Journal Titles for a list of journals available at CSUMB in the library or online.
Media studies books in the CSUMB library
Dictionaries, encyclopedias & handbooks
The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual. Ref PN4783.A83 1996
The Complete Film Dictionary. Ref PN1993.45.K66 1997
Dictionary of Communication and Media Studies. Ref P87.5.W38 1997
Encyclopedia of European Cinema. Ref PN1993.5.E8 E53 1995
Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications. REF P87.5.E532 2003
Encyclopedia of Television. Ref PN1992.18.E5 1997
Halliwell's Film Guide. REF PN1998.H433
Index to Journals in Communications Studies Through 1995. P87.M39 1997
International Encyclopedia of Media and Communications. Ref P87.5.I5 1989
Journalism: A Guide to the Reference Literature. Ref PN4731.C38 1997
The New York Times Film Reviews: 1959-68, 1977-78, 1979-80. Ref PN1995.N4
Oxford History of World Cinema. Ref PN1993.5.A1 O96 1995
Violence and the Media: A Reference Handbook. Ref P96.V5 N48 1996
Books at other libraries
OneSearch to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.
MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region
Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California
WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world.
CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above.
IMDb--Internet Movie Database A comprehensive collection of information about movies
CineFiles Database of film documents including reviews, articles, press kits, festival and showcase program notes, and more
EarlyCinema Historical nformation on the first ten years of motion pictures
Live-Radio Links to radio stations worldwide that broadcast on the internet
Media Channel Information and diverse perspectives on the political, cultural, and social impacts of the media
Reviews & criticism
Rotten Tomatoes Collects online reviews of contemporary films
Movie Review Query Engine Online movie review database with news, interviews, and other movie-related content
Metacritic Compiles critical information about film, video, music, games, books, and television
Articles & scholarship
Iowa Film & Television Eserver Free works on film and television by scholars and editors
Media & Communications Site Links to "internet-based resources useful in the academic study of media and communication"
Scripts, clips, images & more
Moving Image Archive Downloadable movies, broadcasts, cartoons, and more
American Memory from the Library of Congress "A digital record of American history and creativity," with downloadable video, audio and images
San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive "a unique moving image collection that chronicles sixty landmark years of social history and cultural revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area"
Bright Lights After Dark Companion blog to Bright Lights Film Journal
The Bioscope Information about early and silent cinema
Confessions of an Aca-Fan Official weblog of Henry Jenkins, leading media studies scholar and founder of the Comparative Media Studies program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Frames "How media institutions, forms, genres, and aesthetics develop in particular historical periods."
Facts & statistics
California Statistical Abstract "compilation of data on social, economic, and physical aspects of the state"
RAND California statistics
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) searches a variety of encyclopedias and dictionaries
Statistical Abstract of the United States "authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States"
World Almanac wide variety of facts and statistics
Finding Data on the Internet includes statistics sources, math for reporters, and tips about writing and editing
Government Printing Office wide variety of information from the federal government on everything from the environment to education to public health and more (also in the library catalog)
See also Reference & Quick Facts
About the news
Investigative Reporters and Editors Investigative stories, tipsheets, reporting guides, and beat sources
Project for Excellence in Journalism Research, analysis, and data about the news from the Pew Research Center, including State of the News Media reports
Center for Investigative Reporting Non-profit dedicated to informing the public and preserving the role that quality journalism plays in a functioning democracy
CaliforniaWatch California-focused initiative of the Center for Investigative Reporting
FAIR: Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Media watch group and anti-censorship organization offering content analyses, studies, reports, and more