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Journalism & Mass Communication: Journalism

A guide to selected databases, journals, and websites available for journalism, advertising, magazines, broadcasting and public relations.

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Des Moines Register

Cowles Library offers Drake students, faculty and staff access to Des Moines Register in a variety of ways:

Print & Microfilm

The library keeps copies of the print edition for the most recent three months. Issues from 1915-present (with an approximate six month delay) are available on microfilm. Indexes are available in the print reference collection (Reference AI21 .D55) for 1975-1987, from UNI for September 1965-June 1976, and from Des Moines Public Library for 1986-present.


Journalism Websites

Librarian for Digital Literacy & General Education

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