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Stony Brook University


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 Secondary Sources Search Here

Below is a sample of some useful databases of magazine and journal articles.  For more databases on specific topics, go to our subject sort of databases at 

Specialized Clip Resources

The library subscribes to many specialized databases. The A-Z list of these databases has a subject filter which you can use to select the databases for your search.  Below are some examples for topics covered by women's and gender issues, and ethnic news.