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Journalism: Background Sources & Books

Overview of resources available at Fordham University Libraries and beyond for journalism and public media.

Welcome to the Journalism Research Guide

Welcome to the Journalism research guide at Fordham University Libraries.

This page covers:

  • How to access subscription based reference sources for background research
  • How to locate & access books (print & electronic) at Fordham and beyond


Background Information & Reference Sources

Print and electronic reference sources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, etc) available at the libraries provide authoritative background information on a wide variety of topics. In some cases, these sources will suggest or link to additional resources for further reading.

  • Search the Library Catalog to locate print & electronic reference sources.
  • Search the databases below for electronic reference sources only.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

OneSearch & Library Catalogs

There are multiple ways you can search for print & electronic books at Fordham:

► OneSearch aggregates books Fordham owns plus some articles from databases. It also includes bibliographic records for content that Fordham does not own.


► Library Catalog

The new Library Catalog is still being refined.

  • At the moment, using a browser connector associated with bibliographic software like Zotero or EndNote is limited. Try ingesting bibliographic records from OneSearch or the Classic Library Catalog instead.


Classic Library Catalog

Find the Classic Library Catalog by pulling down the Collections menu > Classic Library Catalog:


Searching For Books Outside Fordham Libraries

Library Liaison to Journalism

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Tierney Gleason
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Rose Hill Campus | Walsh Family Library | Room 129

Library Liaison to Journalism

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Jane Suda
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Rose Hill Campus
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Room 128

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