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Journalism & Mass Communication Research Guide : Databases: Primary Resources

This research guide will help you find resources for journalism and mass communication research.

Primary Source Material


The following are databases that contain primary source material or access to that material.  Primary source material is defined as closest to the person, information, period, or idea being studied. To learn more about primary sources, please refer to this brief explanation written by Purdue Online Writing Lab. 

For more information on available newspapers, please consult the Newspapers Research Guide. For more general help with historical research, check out the Historical Research Guide.

If you need assistance, please contact the Journalism Reading Room Librarian or stop by the Journalism Reading Room at 2130 Vilas Hall.

Primary Sources Databases:

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