To see if the University Library subscribes to a journal, select the "journals" link under the OneSearch search box on the homepage. Enter the title of the journal.
To browse a list of the journals specific to journalism, enter "journalism" in the OneSearch search box. Select the "Advanced Search" link on the top right of the page. In the drop down menu under "searching for" select "subject." From the material type drop down menu, select "journals."
Specialized Databases for Journalism Research
Access to almost 3000 full- text business journals, many full text newspapers/newsletters and company reports, from 1971 to present. Good for articles on organizational communication, public relations, media business, and related areas.
Multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.
Covering 400 art publications, including those relevant to photojournalism and graphic design.
Indexes and abstracts over 600 journals and trade publications; includes full text for over 240 journals. Subjects covered include journalism, public relations, mass media, photojournalism, communication studies, speech, linguistics, communicative disorders, deaf studies, advertising, and related areas of interest to practitioners and educators in these fields.
Provides a full-text collection of ethnic and minority press content from the U.S. and Canada offering additional viewpoints from those offered by the mainstream press. Includes scholarly journals and working papers, trade journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, dissertations, and grass-roots publications primarily from minority presses.
Indexes over 350 U.S. and international film and television periodicals, including popular magazines, scholarly journals, and trade publications.
(formerly known as LexisNexis Academic) Provides access to more than 15,000 full-text news, business, and legal publications. Includes news coverage in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources; detailed company information and financial performance measures; and access to Shepard's Citations service for federal and state court cases.
Full text access to a large selection of national and international newspapers, news wires and news sources.
Full text access to over 460 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine.
Multidisciplinary database providing access to citations from more than 12,000 research journals worldwide. Includes the following citation databases: Arts & Humanities Citation Index; Science Citation Index Expanded; and Social Sciences Citation Index. Cited reference searching is available.
Most databases allow for a symbol to be used at the end of a word to retrieve variant endings of that word. This is known as truncation.
Using truncation will broaden your search. For example,
bank* will retrieve: bank or banks or banking or banker or bankruptcy, etc.
Databases and Internet search engines use different symbols to truncate. In general, most of the Library's databases use the asterisk (*) ; however, the exclamation point (!) is used in LexisNexis. Check the database help screen to find the correct truncation symbol.
Be careful using truncation. Truncating after too few letters will retrieve terms that are not relevant. For example:
cat* will also retrieve cataclysm, catacomb, catalepsy, catalog, etc.
It's best to use the boolean operator "or" in these instances (cat or cats).
Only current CSUN students, faculty and staff can access our databases from off campus. To access the databases from off campus, click the name of the database. You will then see a screen asking you to log in, using your CSUN User ID and password (the same ID and password you use to log in to the portal).