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JOUR175 - Media Literacy

Resources to assist students completing the research paper in JOUR175.

Using WorldCat UMD

  • Launch WorldCat UMD.
  • Click on Advanced Search.
  • Change the drop-down menu entry from Keyword to Subject.
  • Enter subject terms. Sample subject searches to try (in Advanced Search) are listed in the box below.
  • Set the "Audience" to Not Juvenile and the "Language" limit to English.
  • Click Search.
  • Use the options on the left-hand side of the results screen to further narrow your results by type of material, year, subject, etc.
  • On your results list, click on the item title of interest. From the record that appears: 
    • Look for the green View Online icon to determine if an electronic version is available.
    • Look at the “Availability” section to determine if the item is at College Park and if it is checked out, otherwise unavailable, or on shelf. NOTE THE LIBRARY that holds the item!
    • If the title is not available through UMD campuses or electronically, click on "Request Item" to request a copy to be sent from another library.

Sample Subject Headings - Media Literacy

Here are some sample subject searches to try (in Advanced Search in WorldCat UMD):

  • Advertising
  • Deviant Behavior in Mass Media
  • Digital Media Political Aspects
  • Freedom of Information
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Government and the Press
  • Internet and Activism
  • Journalism
  • Journalism Objectivity
  • Journalistic Ethics
  • Leaks
  • Marketing
  • Mass Media and Children
  • Mass Media and Sports
  • Mass Media Audiences
  • Mass Media Influence
  • Mass Media Policy
  • Media Literacy
  • Minorities in Advertising
  • Press and Politics
  • Social Media       
  • Sports Journalism
  • Television Broadcasting of News
  • Terrorism and Mass Media
  • Terrorism in Mass Media
  • Violence in Mass Media
  • Visual Communication
  • War in Journalism
  • WikiLeaks


[Note: You can also search for individuals as subject headings, e.g.: Murrow, Edward R.]

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