This guide is created specifically for this course. The resources and tools for Advanced Media Writing include sources that are not normally used in other academic classes but approximate what may be useful to media writers in journalism and media professions. There are common elements with academic writing but also some profound differences. This guide highlights some features of the different kinds of tools used.
Call numbers will indicate where an item is in the Library based on its collection.
Proprietary databases to which Taylor University subscribes have distinctive differences from search engines such as Google or Google Scholar. A database, generally, is a collection of information organized to provide efficient retrieval of subject matter, specifically scholarly subject matter. They tend to be narrower in scope than Google or Google Scholar.
Prominent features of proprietary databases generally:
Zondervan Library subscribes to over 75 research databases that contain journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on both general and specific disciplines. There are pros and cons for each option. Awareness of the content, organization, precision of search capabilities can save you time and yield the most appropriate and relevant results.
For more information see What is a library database? (Western Oregon University) http://www.wou.edu/provost/library/clip/tutorials/lib_database.htm
What do Librarians have to do with it?
Librarians are available for assistance: