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POLS 1000


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Communication and Mass Media Complete

Academic Search Complete

CQ Researcher

PAIS International

Los Angeles Times

Worldwide Political Science Abstract


*Try searching to the title of the film and the keyword review to access film reviews.

i.e. An Inconvenient Truth AND review


Limit your search by source type to Academic Journals to find scholarly articles.

For background info: Gale Virtual Reference Library

Media Bias

Political Journalism

Political Communication

Motion pictures and politics

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For example, govern* will get you: government, governing, governor.

Using democra* will get you: democracies, democratic, democrat, democratically.

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Document Type - journal articles, policy briefs,

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