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CRWR 14012: Special Topics in Nonfiction: Knowledge Journalism

A guide for students in Jim McMahon's course.

Starting Points

Search Our Online Subscriptions to Newspapers, Journals & Magazines

Search by title:


Search the Library's Collections

Use the Library Catalog.

Request Articles or Publications from Other Libraries

Use UBorrow, Borrow Direct or Interlibrary Loan


This guide outlines resources to help you locate publications that you may use to conduct your research, including newspapers, industry news publications, academic journals and reports. Each tab recommends databases and guides that are best to begin with for each type of publication.

Class Activity

In class, you will be given publications in different fields.  In small groups, you will review a publication and report back to the class.  Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who is the audience for this publication?

  • What types of articles are included?

  • Is the journal peer reviewed?

  • Is the research documented?

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