Journalism Graduate Student Orientation
August 29, 2011
Services and facilities
UT Libraries @ http://www.lib.utexas.edu/
Graduate Student info: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/gradstudents/
Great one-stop info shopping site: links to databases, indexes; style guides and EndNote¨ info; how to borrow via interlibrary loan, request a purchase, IM/chat with a librarian; also helpful links for grad students who are instructors themselves.
Request a Library Purchase: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/services/request/
Heard about a new book or journal and youÕve checked the library catalog and discovered the library doesnÕt have it? Recommend that we purchase it!
Request the loan of an older item (article, book, DVD, etc) UT Austin does not own (FREE service): http://www.lib.utexas.edu/services/ils/
Get articles in 3-5 working days by PDF. Book loans from another library to UT take longer.
Renew materials online: https://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/patroninfo
Get Help. Ask a Librarian: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/services/reference/
Borrowing, recalling, returning library materials: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/services/borrower/
Library Classes: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/services/instruction/classes/
LibSearch Box: http://www.lib.utexas.edu
Books and More
Library Catalog: books (print and ebooks), DVDs, CDs. | WorldCat@UT: books, articles, media sources (billions of items). | Google Books: links from books to our library catalog. Use Advanced Book Search option to narrow by title, author, publisher, date, full-view titles only, etc.
Google Scholar: Find scholarly articles embedded in UT Libraries-licensed databases (this info not accessible via Google.com); open access scholarly publications, recent dissertations, Google books, and much more. Important: be sure to access via a UT Libraries or other UT web site so you will have access UT-licensed materials.
Find online electronic and print versions of journals.
List of 575+ specially licensed databases:
Journalism Resources: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/subject/journalism/index.html
Good place to start.
EBSCOhost Research Databases: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/indexes/titles.php?id=121
Do simultaneous searches across multiple subject databases.
Dissertations and Theses: Full Text:
UT Journalism Department Theses and Dissertations: http://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/4/browse?type=department
Library PressDisplay: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/indexes/titles.php?id=512
Historical Newspapers Online:
New York Times 1851-2007: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/indexes/titles.html?id=295
Los Angeles Times 1881-1986: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/indexes/titles.html?id=517
Los Angeles Times: 1986 to present:
Washington Post 1877-1993: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/indexes/titles.html?id=518
Complete Research by Subject listing: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/dls/testing/subjectlists/subject/
Government and other resources publicly accessible:
FirstGov.gov Search: http://www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Topics/All_Topics.shtml
Texas Government info: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/government/texas.html
UT Libraries Austin Information Site: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/refsites/austin.html
UT Libraries Census Information Site:
UT Libraries Declassified Government Documents site: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/government/declassified.html
UT Libraries Statistics and Demographics site: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/refsites/statistics.html
UT Libraries Telephone and e-mail Directories site:
UT Libraries Links to Useful Reference Sites all over the world: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/refsites/alpha.html#otherref.html
SAMPLING OF THE MANY DATA JOURNALISM SITES:
Guardian.UK Data Blog: http://www.guardian.co.uk/data
Scraping for Journalism: A Guide for Collecting Data (ProPublica Nerd Blog):
Carole Cable, Communication Librarian
Research Services, University of Texas Libraries at Austin
firstname.lastname@example.org ¥ 512.495.4382 ¥
PCL 3.316 (email for appointment)