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Multi-disciplinary database with journal, professional, and news articles on many mass communications-related subjects, incl. psychology, sociology, business, education... etc.
News & Current Events
New York Times (online and app access)You must register for an account using your SHSU (.edu) email address
Step 1: Navigate to AccessNYT.com
Step 2: Search for and select "Sam Houston State University"
You will be redirected to the NYT registration page.
Step 3: Click "Create Account" and complete fields; use your @shsu.edu email address
Step 4: Verify your account (you will receive a confirmation email)* *The confirmation email may be routed to your spam folder. You must click the link in this email to complete the registration.
Existing New York Times ID
If you have previously registered your @edu email address on The New York Times site, you will click the "Already have an account?" Log in here" link for Step 3.
Wall Street Journal (online and app access)How to Create an Account for Digital Access to the Wall Street Journal
Step 1. Click the link to go to a new page where you can create your account.
Step 2. Click on the drop-down window in the "Select Account" box.
Step 3. Select either Student, Staff or Professor.
Step 4. Create your password (This should be a new password. Do NOT use your SHSU password).
Step 5. Click the "I agree to all terms..." box.
Step 6. Click on the "Create" box.
A U.S. business and finance-focused, international daily newspaper based in New York City, featuring online coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world as well as photos, videos, detailed analysis and in-depth original reports. The subscription is provided by the University.
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Statistics, graphics, charts, & reports about current events
Data sources include market research reports, such as the Ipsos Affluent Survey published annually by Ipsos Media, Simmons National Consumer Studies and Consumer Insights from Scarborough Research, as well as trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. Available metadata is provided for each statistic, including but not limited to source, release date, number of respondents, and any other relevant details to facilitate verification of all statistical information available on Statista.com.
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PBS Video CollectionHundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
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Meet the Press Video CollectionSince its television premiere in 1947, Meet the Press has cemented its position as an institution in broadcast journalism. Access thousands of interviews, panels, and debates, over 1,500 hours of footagethe full surviving broadcast run to date.