Library Resources for Gateway
Library Resources for J 205 Gateway to Media
The Gateway project requires students to make extensive use of the resources of the University of Oregon Libraries. Gateway students are asked to find a variety of materials on a public policy topic: journalistic, institutional, and academic. The links below will assist you in working through the project and in gaining a better understanding of the resources of a large academic library.
CQ Researcher is your starting point for choosing a topic for the Gateway project. Click on the "CQ Researcher Miscellaneous Online Journals" link. Then "Browse by Topic" (left hand column), for a list of possible topics. CQ Researcher provides 20-page summaries of many public policy issues.
The Oregon Media Directory compiles links to 60 websites for Oregon newspapers, radio and TV stations, and community-oriented blogs. There is a custom search box for each category, and also for the entire site.
To evaluate your sources, use the Critical Evaluation of Information Sources guide.
Specific guides to finding sources include:
- Finding books
- AP Images . Contains photos, graphics, and sound files from the archives of the Associated Press.
- ArtStor (on the UO campus) (off the UO campus). Contains a vast archive of art, photographs, and photojournalism.
- Vanderbilt TV News Archive. Contains downloadable video of news broadcasts from major TV networks. CNN and NBC segments are available free of charge; for other networks, there is a fee.
For background information on textual sources, use Finding Information on Authors and Periodicals.