Virtual Reading Room
Instructions for accessing electronic course reserves for Journalism and Mass Communication classes:
- Log into ICON with your HawkID and password. (Note: this site is only accessible by students in courses with readings on electronic reserve.)
- Under "My ICON Courses," click "Journalism & Mass Communication Electronic Reserve Readings" under the current semester.
- In the green bar running across the top of the page, click "Readings." If you need help, e-mail Jennifer Cooper.
- Daily Iowan — Online version of The University of Iowa's daily newspaper.
- Newslink — Provides links to thousands of news organization’s websites, including international and national newspapers, magazines, television, and radio. Includes links to national newspapers by State, Major Metro Dailies, National Papers, Business, Alternative, Specialty, Campus, and to international newspapers by continent and by region.
- Google News — Uses Google’s search engine technology to continuously scan every online news organization throughout the world (that offers English text) and uses its ranking algorithms to determine the top stories for the hour.
- Altweeklies.com — Website from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Features news and arts reporting from more than 100 alternative newsweeklies.
Selected References Available through InfoHawk or Online
- InfoHawk — An essential resource for journalism faculty members and students. In addition to hosting the library’s catalog of physical holdings, Infohawk is the gateway to an amazing array of electronic resources.
- Oxford English Dictionary Online
- yourDictionary.com — Links to more than 600 dictionaries in 150 different languages. (Formerly the "Web of Online Dictionaries.")
- Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases — A straightforward, dictionary-style thesaurus, based on Roget's Thesaurus.
- Research Paper Resources — Includes quick guides to APA Print and Electronic formats, Turabian, and MLA, as well as resources for evaluating online resources.
- William Strunk’s Elements of Style — Required reading for several journalism courses, Elements of Style provides the elementary rules of usage and principles of composition, as well as commonly misused words and expressions, and commonly misspelled words.
- Access World News — Access over 1600 newspapers in an easy-to-use format. Great access to Iowa newspapers.
- E-Journals — Many titles in the Journalism and Mass Communication fields can now be accessed directly through Infohawk. A partial list of journals and trade publications of interest to Journalism and Mass Communication students and faculty members can be found below. Follow the e-Journals link to view a complete listing.
Advertising Age (available from 1996)
Adweek (available from 1966)
American Journalism Review (available from 1993)
Aperture (available from 1997)
Atlantic Monthly (available from 1993)
Broadcasting and Cable (available from 1996)
Business Week (available from 1996)
The Chronicle of Higher Education (available from 1995)
The Chronicle of Philanthropy (available from 2000, most recent 1 month not available)
Columbia Journalism Review (available from 1988)
Communication Research (available from 1999)
Critical Studies in Mass Communication (available from 1984)
Critical Studies in Media Communication (available from 2000 most recent 1 year not available)
Differences (available from 1994)
Editor and Publisher (available from 1992)
Electronic Media (available from 1988)
European Journal of Communication (available from 1999)
Folio (available from 1988)
The Howard Journal of Communications (available from 1998)
Index on Censorship (available from 2003)
The Independent Review (available from 1996)
International Journal of Advertising (available from 2000)
International Journal of Communications Law and Policy (available from 1998)
Iowa Law Review (available from 1915)
Journal of Advertising (available from 1972)
Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (available from 1990, most recent 6 months not available)
Journal of Communication (available from 1997)
Journal of Mass Media Ethics (available from 1990, most recent 1 year not available)
Journal of Public Relations Research (available from 1992)
Journalism (available from 2000)
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (available from 1995)
Journalism History (available from 1990)
Journalism Studies (available from 2000)
Macworld (available from 1989)
Mass Communication and Society (available from 1998)
Mother Jones (available from 1990)
National Review (available from 1975)
The New Yorker (available from 1999)
The News Media and the Law (available from 2001)
Newspaper Research Journal (NRJ) (available from 1996)
Newsweek (available from 1975)
Nieman Reports (available from 1994)
O’Dwyer’s P.R. Services Report (available from 1989)
PR Week (available from 1989)
Presstime (available from 1997)
Public Relations News (available from 1996)
Public Relations Quarterly (available from 1965)
Public Relations Review (available from 1995)
Public Relations Tactics (available from 1994)
Publisher’s Weekly (available from 1996)
TelevisionWeek (available from 2001)
Time (available from 1990)
Wall Street Journal (available from 1979)
The Washington Monthly (available from 1990)
Journalism Resources — Over 40 annotated pages of resources compiled for support of academic journalism departments and professional journalists. Compiled and edited by Karla Tonella.
Reporter's Desktop — A non-commercial website that aggregates web searching functions. Designed to make daily reporting and investigative reporting faster, easier, and better.
Poynter Online — The Poynter Institute provides ongoing education and information for "journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists."
A Journalist's Guide to the Internet — By Christopher Callahan, associate dean of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism.