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Journalism: Clip Files (Find Articles)

Resources for Journalism, Communication, and Media Studies

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Searching the Clip File

Library Databases index and in many cases provide the full text of newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, and other resources. When your Journalism professors tell you to "Search the Clip File" you want to search the library databases....


Manage Info Yourself

Create your own Clip File with bibliographic management software. Zotero is "a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself."

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Start Your Clip File Searches Here

These are the biggest, most frequently used newspaper and magazine databases (i.e., indexes). Start your research here.

Specialized Clip Resources

Use these resources to search for clips in a variety of specialized areas such as women's and gender issues, alternative presses, and ethnic news.

All databases

The Library has hundreds of databases covering a wide range of information. Check out the A-Z database list of what is available for you to search: