Reference and databases (UMD libraries)
Google Scholar: Access via this UMD link for subscription-based content
Encyclopedia of Journalism (2009) via Credo Reference database
Encyclopedia of American Journalism (2008) – eBook limited to checkout by one user at a time
Also: Google Books (limited preview and search)
Also: call no. PN4855 .E53 2008, non-circulating in Hornbake, Broadcasting Archives Stacks
Digital Repositories at the University of Maryland (DRUM): Full text of dissertations and theses and other works deposited by faculty (open Web)
Social History of the United States (online) – by decade, 1900s to 1990s
Primary sources (UMD libraries)
New York Times (1851-2008; Historical Newspapers) (ProQuest)
Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
America’s Historical Newspapers (Readex)
Historical Black Newspapers (ProQuest)
American Periodicals Series (ProQuest)
Evening Star (D.C.), 1852-1922 (Readex)
National Review Archive – 1955 to the present
New Republic Archive – coverage back to 1914
Primary sources on the Web:
Archive of American Television:
Online archives for journalism history research, American Journalism Historians Association
Reporting America at War: Materials from a PBS documentary series on war correspondents, with links to interviews and primary source materials
AmericanRadioHistory.com: Trade publications
Broadcasting Magazine: 1935-1989.
Broadcasting Yearbook: 1935-2005.
United States Early Radio History – articles, documents, resources.
Internet Archive: Web pages, text, audio, video
The Wayback Machine – over 400 billion archived web pages since 1996
eBooks and texts: 8 million-plus public domain books
Moving image archive: 2 million-plus
Union list of serials: locations of newspapers in libraries in the U.S. and Canada:
Hathi Trust: Digitized and searchable collections of historical magazines and books
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers – Library of Congress:
Historic Newspapers: Library of Congress Flickr pilot project
Google Newspaper Archive: Nearly 1 million pages from about 2,000 newspapers
Times Machine: Over 150 years if scanned New York Times
Online newspaper archives: worldwide list maintained by Wikipedia
Freedom’s Journal online archive – first African American newspaper, 1827-1829
Independent Voices: Archives of the alternative press
Sports Illustrated Vault – Covers and full issues back to 1954
Illustrated Newspaper Pages: Flickr
Google News Archive: Scanned newspapers back to the 19th century,
Use [site:google.com/newspapers] and add search terms
For example: [site:google.com/newspapers “by telegraph”]
Google Books: Includes historical periodicals.
Google ngram viewer: search book contents for early historical appearance of words, phrases, names and topics.
Tips for using ngram viewer
HathiTrust Digital Archive: A rich online collection of periodicals
Digital Public Library of America From libraries, archives and museums.
Making of America – Cornell: 19th Century American periodicals:
Making of America – U. Michigan: 19th Century American periodicals:
Full text of journalism by Nellie Bly, Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, Richard Harding Davis, and more
Early Maryland Newspapers: Maryland State Archives
Xooxle Links to online newspaper archives by state
Wikipedia: List of online newspaper archives
Digital History: Historically Significant Newspaper Articles
World War II in the Newsreels – a collection of videos
Amazon books: use the “search inside” feature where available
Project Gutenberg: Online books of historical interest
The Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania)
Journalism history and timelines
Highlights of American TV history, Archive of American Television
History of American Journalism, 1900-2004, University of Kansas
Data Visualization: Journalism’s Voyage West, the Rural West Initiative at the Bill Lane Center for the American West , Stanford University.
New Media Timeline, The Poynter Institute
“Are these the biggest moments in journalism blogging history?” Online Journalism Blog
History of Business Journalism, Prof. Chris Roush, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
100 Outstanding Journalists in the United States in the Last 100 Years, NYU, 2012.
Guidelines for History Students, Zachary M. Schrag:
How to Write an Essay (Schrag, George Mason University)
10 Essay Tips (History Today)
History Matters, a website for students of history
Making Sense of Evidence, part of the History Matters site developed by the American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning, City University of New York, and the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University.
Citations and style guides
JOUR200 Libguide: citation vs. attribution
Chicago Manual of Style (UMD libraries online)
Guide to citations for archival records: National Archives
The Elements of Style,” William Strunk Jr. (Web)
History as News
Mining the National Archives A page of resources for students in JOUR 774/474 (2011)
Organizations and lists:
Media History Monographs: online journal for the history of journalism and mass
Jhistory – listserv for the history of journalism and mass communication
H-Net Book reviews: search within H-Net, a family of humanities and social science listservs, for reviews of books related to journalism history
Journalism History Bibliography: Poynter Institute list
American Historical Association (publishes The American Historical Review)
Search engine for Perspectives on History, 1987 to present
Organization of American Historians (publishes the Journal of American History)
Archival collections: Maryland and D.C.
Search engines at NARA:
Library of Congress
“Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During World War II.”
Suffrage scrapbooks, 1897-191: An example of LOC collections related to media:
Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Montgomery County Historical Society, Rockville, MD
Archives and libraries at UMD
Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture: Artifacts, books, photographs, press releases, fan magazines, and trade magazines that can aid in researching the history of radio, television and more. Collections include the National Public Broadcasting Archives (NPBA) and the Library of American Broadcasting (LAB).
L.A.B. info sheet and annotated list of periodicals for students in JOUR 479W, JOUR610, and JOUR774 
Reference works in the UMD libraries for general historical research
[List created in 2010 for students in JOUR 774/474: Mining the National Archives]
Databases and Periodicals for Literature Review and Publication in the history of journalism and mass communication
[a list created in 2010 for students in JOUR 610]
Courses in which these resources are used: JOUR 476: Researching Emerging Media in Journalism: Past, Present and Future; JOUR 200: Journalism History, Roles and Structures; JOUR 610: Seminar in Mass Media History; JOUR 474/774: Mining the National Archives. Updated 1/20/19.