ICSM Stories for a Change: How Your Story Can Change the World

Recommended Periodical Databases

In General
  • Academic Search Premier and ProQuest Research Library
    Two general databases with coverage of both current events and a comprehensive amount of subjects and disciiplines. Includes both popular and scholarly materials.
  • JSTOR
    Covers a wide range of scholarly journals. Great for historic coverage but not usually good for current coverage, often with no immediate access to articles published within the last 1-5 years, depending on the publication.
Regarding Social Issues On Writing and Communicating
  • Project Muse
    Provides full text of aticles from scholarly journals in a wide range of social sciences and humanities
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Provides coverage of articles and books on modern literatures, linguistics, folklore, rhetoric, and composition
  • Communications & Mass Media Collection
    From GALE, this is a subject collection derived from the database Academic OneFile. A custom collection of more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature.
  • ARTstor
    For help in telling stories in pictures

A sampling of ebooks

On the Web

  • National Storytelling Network
    Dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling as a means of contributing to the quality of life. 
  • Center for Digital Storytelling
    Assists youth and adult storytellers use digital media tools to craft their ideas into meaningful stories, record and share them in ways that enable learning, build community, and inspire justice.
  • StoryCorps
    StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit with a mission to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives by friends and family members interviewing each other. All conversations have been preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
  • This American Life
    The NPR radio show has shared the mostly true stories of every day people for two decades.

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