Journalism: A Guide to the Reference Literature is a critically annotated bibliographic guide to print and electronic sources in print and broadcast journalism. The first edition was published in 1990; the second in 1997. It has been described as one of the critical reference sources in journalism today, and it is a key bibliographic guide to the literature. Choice magazine called it a benchmark publication for which there are no comparable sources. The format is similar to the second edition. What makes this edition significantly different is the separation of Commercial Databases and Internet Resources. Commercial Databases includes standard fee-based resources. The new chapter on Internet sources features Web-based resources not included in the commercial databases chapter as well as portals, other online files, listservs, newsgroups, and Web logs/blogs. All chapters have been revised, and there are significant revisions in Directories, Yearbooks, and Collections; Miscellaneous Sources; Core Periodicals; Societies and Associations; and Research Centers and Archives. The second edition has 789 entries. The third edition contains almost 1,000 entries.
James Carey of Columbia University, who provided the foreword for the first two editions, has updated his foreword for this edition.
JO A. CATES is Director of the library at Columbia College Chicago, a school for the arts and the media. She has been Regional Research Manager of Ernst and Young's Center for Business Knowledge in Chicago, former Head of the Transportation Library at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and former Chief Librarian of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. She has an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Boston University and an M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College.