Community media and newspapers provide a rich source of information and personal narratives. Local media are produced from perspectives that are unique to geographic region, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, time, place, and political and social context. Newspapers in the Library's Community Newspaper Collection, or the media sources linked from the Community Media website, can be used as:
Primary source - Newspaper articles are significant examples of primary sources, meaning they come from a specific time, group, or geographical location. Primary sources can give researchers a new perspective or can be the subject of research itself.
Popular source - Media sources can provide a popular or independent perspective on a research topic or an issue debated in the scholarly literature. Popular sources can also be a rich subject of research on their own.
Try a keyword search:
add these phrases: mass media, local mass media, or local journalis* Tip: The asterisk operates as a wildcard, so the catolog will search for any words beginning with "journalis", such as journalism, journalist, journalistic, etc.
[Community name] AND media (e.g., Native American and media)
[Topic name] AND journalis* (e.g., community and journalis*)
Looking for research about community and local media (e.g., secondary sources)? Search within these databases for scholarly articles on these topics.