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.

Choose a topic:

CQ Researcher is your starting point for choosing a topic for the Gateway project. Click "View Online" and then click on "CQ Electronic Library." You can "Browse Topics" or enter a keyword search. CQ Researcher provides 20-page summaries of many public policy issues.

Find News reports on Oregon topics:

The Oregon Media Directory is a great place for finding news reports on Oregon topics. It 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.

Evaluate Your Sources

To evaluate your sources, use the Critical Evaluation of Information Sources guide.

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Specific guides to finding sources include:

Journalistic Sources

Institutional Sources

Academic Sources

Other Sources

  • 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.

Last revised March 2015
Created by pfrantz on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Mar 31, 2015