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Journalism - FIGs: Finding & Evaluating Information

Using News Archives & Aggregators

Columbia Missourian (digital web version)

  • Choose the "Archive" link in the top navigation bar to search for digtal stories.

Columbia Missourian Digital Print Archive (collection of print newspapers only)

Columbia Daily Tribune (digital web version - requires a subscription)

The Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston have embarked on a project to preserve for posterity the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting. The American people have made a huge investment in public radio and television over many decades, calculated at more than $10 billion. The American Archive will ensure that this rich source for American political, social, and cultural history and creativity will be saved and made available once again to future generations.

TV News Archive

Attribution—citing resources and avoiding plagiarism—is vital to good journalism.

These citation manuals and guides may be available in the Reserves section of the Journalism Library or online.

The Columbia Missourian 5 minute Stylebook 2015 - 10 percent of the rules cover 90 percent of style questions.  Maggie Walter, et al.

Citation Styles & Tools  A quick guide for MLA, Chicago, APA, and other citation styles.

Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial (MU Libraries)

You Quote it, You Note it! An interactive anti-plagiarism tutorial from Acadia University

AP Stylebook Online

  • Accessible only to MU users
The Associated Press Stylebook and Webster’s New World Online provides a comprehensive guide to Associated Press usage and accepted style, with chapters on religion, fashion, food, broadcast, business, sports and social media. Now includes 185,000 definitions from Webster's New World College Dictionary. Columbia Missourian Stylebook is also included.