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Qualitative Research: Data Collection

Sources of Text (Angela Zoss)

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Qualitative Data Sources


News articles

  • Reporter's Lab
    From Duke's Center for Media and Democracy, tools to 'reduc[e] the time and expense of finding, understanding and documenting stories.'

Duke users can search the news through our subscription databases--selected ones below:
Tip: Look up titles of newspapers in e-journals to find online date coverage.

  • LexisNexis Academic
    National, regional and international newspapers and news magazines including the New York Times, Washington Post
  • World News Connection
    English translations of newspaper articles, TV and radio broadcasts, and more, worldwide. Coverage varies, most 2003-present.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
    Major US and British newspapers; historical black newspapers<target="_blank" href="";
    Date coverage varies; look at the scope note ("see more").
  • AP Images 
    AP news photos. Although the description says 1995-present, many photos are older.

Video and Audio

American History in Video
Commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and documentaries covering 1492-2000

America's News
Use the Source Types tab, check video.

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Evening news broadcasts from major U.S. networks, 1989 to present (full videos require a fee)

Academic OneFile
Includes podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, CBC

Duke’s Podcasts page links to public radio and U.S. government podcasts and podcast directories.

Internet Archive TV News
Search and view broadcasts from 2009 to present.

Video search engine for the free Web, includes a News category