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Journalism

Research help for finding information related to Journalism practice and studies.

Why Use Scholarly Sources?

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Question: What value lies in using scholarly sources, such as peer-reviewed journal articles or books published by university presses?  Why, for example, would a researcher choose a scholarly source over a news story or blog post?

Answer: Scholarly sources have a different level of authority and credibility because they have been approved by a group with recognized expertise in the field under discussion. That approval process includes many steps for verifying facts, reducing bias, and for identifying conflicts of interest. To help aid that process, authors organize and structure their scholarly work differently in order to document evidence that either supports or negates claims and conclusions.

Use the Library Search

Library Search is your gateway to discover books, journal articles, and much more at Temple University Libraries. Additional information can be found in our Library Search FAQ's.

Find Articles in Key Databases for Journalism Scholarly Research

Need to find scholarly articles? These are good places to start.

Related Databases

Looking for more articles? Try searching in these sources.

Find Specific Journals Using Journal Finder

Want to know if we have a specific journal or periodical?  Use the search box to find full-text online or print journals:

Find the Full-Text

Can't Locate Your Article Online?

  • Use the Example of Available online icon link found in the Library Search or the Example of Find Full Text iconbutton available from most other databases to locate the entire article online.
  • If your article is not available in print or via another research database, request it via ILLiad (interlibrary loan).

Find Books at Temple

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Need to find a book? Use the following source to find books at Temple.

Find Books at Other Libraries


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Can't find a book you need at Temple? Try using the following sources and request books to be sent to Temple.

 Need additional help with EZBorrow or ILLiad? See the guide Borrow from Another Library.