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Research Resources for COMM350:

Social Media and its Applications


Searching for Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA -- library catalog
At other Ohio libraries: OhioLINK (allow 3-5 business days for shipping)

As you begin your search for books, pay attention to the subject field of a book to find related items. Once you have found a good book in EZRA or OhioLINK, scroll down the page until you see "Subjects" listed on the left. In the subject field, you'll find several links to different topics that are covered by the book you are looking at.


Reference Books


Credo Online Reference
Search reference books online to get some background on your topic.


You will need to consult periodicals that were published on or near the date of your event. You can find them downstairs on the first floor of the library.
Some good places to look include general interest periodicals like:

Also, the Library of Congress has digitized many old newspapers from across the country. They can be searched here:

Periodicals are shelved in alphabetical order by title.


- Search for a specific periodical title at Wittenberg (electronic and print formats are both included in results).
- If Wittenberg does not have access to a specific journal title, fill out this request form to get access to an article.





The following databases are good places to find journal articles. Please ask us if you would like assistance or if your results aren't relevant.
Reader's Guide Retrospective
Index to magazines, 1890-1982
Academic Search Complete
Search for articles from a variety of disciplines.
America: History and Life
This database includes articles covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada back to 1910.
Historical Abstracts
This database includes articles covering the history of the world (except U.S. and Canada).
Nexis Uni
Covers 1980 to present. This is a powerful resource for searching newspapers or legal research. Note: this resource is very difficult to use at first, but an appointment with a librarian can save you time and frustration!
New York Times - Historical
This database provides PDF coverage of the NYT from its inception in 1851 to 2013.
Times of London Digital Archive, 1785-1985
Full text access to the Times of London newspaper.

Need more?
see All Databases


For information about poster printing, pleease see the Wide-Format Printing information on the library website. You may wish to pay special attention to instructions for creating your poster and video instructions for poster creation.

Sample Poster Template: 48" x 36" poster template (PowerPoint)


If you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss your research, please contact Kristen Peters, or stop by the Research Help Desk for assistance anytime.

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Compiled by Kristen Peters. Updated by Ken Irwin, Sept 2017.

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