New Reference Book: The New York Times on Gay and Lesbian Issues

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 16th, 2012

The New York Times on Gay and Lesbian Issues by Susan Burgess, CQ Press, 2011.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 306.76 B91N

A volume of articles from The New York Times relevant to Gay and Lesbian issues.  Each news article is paired with a scholarly analysis.  Articles are grouped together in reporting of a larger topic.

Examples of Topics:

  • The Stonewall Rebellion
  • Science
  • Aids
  • Privacy
  • Military
  • Marriage

Helpful for: History, Humanities, Gender Studies, LGBT Studies, Journalism

New Reference Book: Consider the Source

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 4th, 2010

Consider the Source: A Critical Guide to 100 Prominent News and Information Sites on the Web by James F. Broderick & Darren W. Miller, Information Today, 2007.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 070.579 B78C

Using news or newspapers in your research?  Not sure of the quality, the bias or the history of the source?  Consider consulting this volume.

Focusing on 100 news and newspaper sites this book provides an overview, type of coverage, leaning and the authors’ personal rating of each site discussed.

Examples include: Asia Times Online, BBC, Congressional Quarterly, Times of India, Rotten Tomatoes.

Helpful for: Humanities IV, Humanities V,  Media Watchers, Journalism, Those conducting news and newspaper related research

New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of American Journalism

By - Systems Librarian August 28th, 2008

Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian

Encyclopedia of American Journalism edited by Stephen L. Vaughn, Routledge, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 070.03 V46

Encyclopedia of American Journalism

This unique reference explores how the media has shaped American perceptions throughout our nation’s history, contributing to our national culture, impacting the way Americans stay informed, even influencing how citizens will react to information. Articles cover themes such as “Feminist Journalism,” or “Religion and the Press,” prominent news organizations, individuals, time periods, and events; entries on ethics and legal issues examine the press’s limits. Helpful research tools include a thematic list of articles and suggested reading for each entry.

HELPFUL FOR: Humanities IV, American Domestic Policy, The Cold War World, American Foreign Policy, Vietnam Voices: Multiple Views of the American Experience

FUN FOR: journalists, future pundits, news hounds, history buffs

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