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Journalism - Doctoral Research : Home

Step-by-steps, resources, and tips for completing your thesis or dissertation. Also helpful for those wanting general journalism research process information.

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Journalism Quick Links

Missouri School of Journalism at MU

120 Neff Hall

Columbia, MO 65211

Phone: 573-882-1908

Email: journalism@missouri.edu

Johnathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism

243 Walter Williams Hall

Columbia, MO 65211

Phone: 573-882-0698
Email: woelfels@missouri.edu

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI)

401 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201

Phone: 573-884-9121

Email: rji@rjionline.org

Where do I start?

The guide Resources for Journalism Graduate Students is comprehensive and covers how the journalism library works, the research process, and MU-specific information.

 

The following guides will help you get started on your research: 

Choosing a Research Topic

Five Steps to Better Library Research

Database Search Tips

Navigating the Information-Scape: Evaluating Scholarly Journals, Trade Publications, and General Interest Magazines

Constructing a Search Statement

Research Strategy

Need Help?

Ask Us: Get research assistance from the MU Libraries' staff via email, phone, or in person at the library. There's also a searchable list of frequently asked questions.  You can chat with a librarian 24 hours a day (M-F) and Saturday and Sundays starting at 10 a.m. You can contact your subject librarian to ask questions or to set up an appointment to meet one-on-one. 

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Contact Us

Sandy Schiefer, Journalism Librarian
103 Reynolds Journalism Institute
573-882-0660
schiefers@missouri.edu

Majiyebo Yacim, Library Information Specialist
573-882-4876
yacimm@missouri.edu

Lily Hunter, Library Information Specialist
573-882-7502
lhdrt@missouri.edu