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Journalism & Public Relations: JOUR 494

Research Methods for Public Relations and Mass Communication

Resources to help with literature reviews, and to identify and document research trends

News coverage

For News Transcripts

  • Go to the Westlaw database.
  • Click on News.
  • Click on Transcripts.

State and Federal Statistics

Another approach to finding government statistics on a topic is to use the following search in Google:

Statistics [TOPIC]


Research Videos

Effective Keywords & Synonyms

OneSearch: The Basics

Start your literature review

Scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles are a good place to start a literature review and identify research trends. Try OneSearch or these databases.

Multidisciplinary search

Media and Public Relations topics

Health and science topics

Business topics

Education topics

Congressional Quarterly Reports

California Legislature Reports

A-Z List of Databases