Digital Media & Communication Guide

Villa Maria College Library

The journal articles you need for your assignments can be found in our online databases.

The complete list of databases available can be found on our website.


Articles not available in full text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help with ILL.


Off-campus access to most online databases requires a username and password. Drop by the library to get this information.

SEARCH FOR BOOKS, EBOOKS, PRINT JOURNALS, AND DVDs

The library's online catalog, Alexandria, can be used to find both books and ebooks.


Books in the standard collection may be borrowed for three weeks. Books placed on reserve by your professor will have a shorter loan period. Books not available from the library can be borrowed through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help. To find items held by Villa and other libraries, try WorldCat.


Don't forget your Villa Maria College ID card to check out books!

EBOOKS

Search for ebooks directly:


eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

JOURNALS & NEWSPAPERS

Find current and archived journals in the South Room in the library. Print journals can be borrowed for one week. Some additional titles are also available for single issues and archives.


  • Buffalo News
  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • Communication Arts
  • The New York Times

ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS

With quick, factual questions or to get a basic overview of a topic, try an encyclopedia:


Britannica Online

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

American Press Institute

"The American Press Institute conducts research, training, convenes thought leaders and creates tools to help chart a path ahead for journalism in the 21st century."


The Center for Media and Public Affairs

"CMPA is a nonpartisan research and education organization which conducts scientific studies of news and entertainment media."


Committee to Protect Journalists

"The CPJ is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal."


On the Media (NPR)

"WNYC’s weekly investigation into how the media shapes our world view. Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield give you the tools to survive the media maelstrom."


Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism

Evaluates and studies the performance of the press.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS