Journalism Library Collections:
The Journalism Library subscribes to 25 domestic and international print newspapers. Domestic papers are arranged in alphabetical order by city and international papers by country in the newspaper display cabinet across from the public services desk. Access to over 35,000 digital newspapers and newswires is available to journalism library customers through Factiva, Lexis Nexis Academic, Newsbank and PressDisplay as well as individual subscriptions available on the library Kindle.
Most academic journals are now available online via the online catalog (MERLIN), but many professional and trade journals are still available only in print. Print journals are displayed on the southeast wall of the library’s main floor, visible when entering the library.
The journalism library has a small print reference collection on the main level. Many classic print titles like The Red Books (formerly: Standard Directory of Advertisers and Advertising Agencies), SRDS Online (formerly: SRDS Advertising Sources for magazines, newspapers, radio, TV/Cable, out-of-home and interactive services), Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, Editor & Publisher Yearbook are now available online, either through the online catalog or the databases page.
While the journalism library still has a number of print titles, especially photojournalism books on reserve behind the public services desk, most items are on accessed through electronic reserves or eRes which provides 24/7 access for on campus, online students, as well as students studying abroad or are off-campus for internships or other reasons. Other items on reserve for checkout are: cameras, video cameras, tripods, microphones, laptop computers, laptop accessories, iPod Touches, digital audio recorders, headphones, etc.
The journalism library has 35 computers (12 iMacs, 20 Macbook laptops) with a full suite of multimedia software, 2 color flatbed scanners, black & white and color laser printers, photocopier, 5-52” flat screen TVs, and a microfilm reader/scanner.
Masters Projects/Masters Theses/Dissertations:
Journalism library master’s students may choose to write a thesis or do a project. Print and digital theses are available through the online catalog, with newer digital theses available through MU’s Electronic Theses and Dissertation Archives http://edt.missouri.edu/. All print master’s projects are available in the journalism library. The collection spans four decades and is available for checkout and inter library loan.
The journalism library has an on-site collection of over 30,000 print books. It includes the working collection of journalism, communication, and strategic communication books as well as a growing 4000-volume journalism fiction collection. The Steve Weinberg Journalism Fiction Collection, named for journalist and author, Steve Weinberg, is a collection of novels with primary characters depicted as journalists. These books are housed in state-of-the-art compact shelving with one-touch electronic movement and passive laser safety system.
Students and faculty also have access to a growing e-book collection, including reference titles, available 24/7 and is especially welcomed by the growing online masters program.
The library also houses the largest academic photojournalist collection which include photojournalism books from the Jack and Dorothy Fields Collection, Pictures of the Year International Collection, and the Angus and Betty McDougall Photojournalism Collection. This is only fitting since Photojournalism as an academic subject was born at the Missouri School of Journalism. In addition to these collections, the journalism library has a substantial historical collection of typography books. Since the journalism library collection is over 100 years old, several thousand books and periodicals are either in the MU Libraries’ Special Collections or safely stored in off-site storage where temperature and humidity levels are closely monitored.
Individual and Group Study Space:
The journalism library space has been optimized for collaboration. Most furniture is modern, mobile and comfortable. Colorful portable screens are available to make your study space more private. Two group study rooms are available in the lower level of the library and may be booked ahead online at: http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/mrbs/day.php?area=4 . The library shares a meeting room with the National Freedom of Information Coalition (RJI 102-a) which may be booked for meetings, instruction and webinars. Check availability by contacting Dorothy Carner firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Schuermann email@example.com .
The Frank Lee Martin Journalism Library is open Monday through Thursday from 8AM until midnight and Sundays 1PM-midnight, except during holidays and intercession. Check http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/journalism/hoursmapsinfo.htm for current hours and other library information.
Assistance is available by calling 573-882-7502 during open hours; emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dorothy Carner, Journalism Librarian); email@example.com (Sue Schuermann, Library Information Specialist II). Walk-ins and appointments are welcome.
The Frank Lee Martin Journalism Library will always be your library and its staff will always be willing to assist you with your information needs. Feel free to contact Dorothy Carner firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Schuermann email@example.com for assistance.
Members of the Mizzou Alumni Association have access to Academic Search Alumni edition and Business Source Alumni edition see: http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/resourcesfor/alumni.htm for more information about alumni library privileges.
JournalistsIf you have a specific information need and think that we at the journalism library might help, please feel free to contact Dorothy Carner firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Schuermann email@example.com. We will be happy to work with you.