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Dr. Wolff’s List

These books from Dr. Wolff’s bibliography are all available at the Dowling Library in Oakdale.

Bradlee, Ben. A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. Print.

Cooper, Anderson. Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival. New York: Harper, 2007.

Cronkite, Walter. A Reporter’s Life. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1996. Print.

Edwards, Bob. Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley, 2004

Ellerbee, Linda. “And so It Goes”: Adventures in Television. New York: Berkley Pub. Group, 1987.

Gelb, Arthur. City Room. New York: Putnam, 2003.

Graham, Katharine. Personal History. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1997.

Hearst, William R. The Hearsts: Father and Son. Lanham, MD: Roberts Rinehart, 2001.

Hume, Brit. Inside Story. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, 1974.

Hunter-Gault, Charlayne. In My Place. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.

Koppel, Ted, and Kyle Gibson. Nightline: History in the Making and the Making of Television. New York: Times Books, 1996.

Kroeger, Brooke. Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist. New York: Times Books, 1995.

MacNeil, Robert. Looking for My Country: Finding Myself in America. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2004.

Parks, Gordon. A Hungry Heart: A Memoir. New York: Washington Square Press, 2007.

Pauley, Jane. Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue. New York: Ballantine, 2005.

Pearl, Mariane, and Sarah Crichton. A Mighty Heart: The Inside Story of the Al Qaeda Kidnapping of Danny Pearl. New York: Scribner, 2004.

Rather, Dan, and Mickey Herskowitz. The Camera Never Blinks: Adventures of a Tv Journalist. New York: W. Morrow, 1977.

Rather, Dan, and Mickey Herskowitz. The Camera Never Blinks Twice: The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist. New York: W. Morrow, 1994.

Tarbell, Ida M. All in the Day’s Work: An Autobiography. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.

Thomas, Helen. Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times. New York: Scribner, 2006.

Wallace, Mike, and Gary P. Gates. Between You and Me: A Memoir. New York: Hyperion, 2005.

Woodruff, Lee, and Bob Woodruff. In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008.

Woodward, Bob, and Carl Bernstein.All the President’s Men. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. Print.

Books in the Library

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Use reference sources to learn more about your topic, look for possible research ideas, and familiarize yourself with keywords you can use when searching the databases for articles. These sources won’t necessarily have a specific entry on your journalist but they can tell you more about the industry, the time period, and other background information to help you better explain your journalist’s career.


Biography in Context pulls together biographical information drawn from reference works, articles and other sources.

Britannica Online is an encyclopedia with authoritative entries on a wide variety of topics.

Credo Reference searches over 500 encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference books on a variety of subjects.

Dictionary of Media Studies. London: A&C Black, 2006. Internet Resource.

In Print

Ashley, Perry J. American Newspaper Journalists, 1926-1950. Detroit, Mich: Gale Research Co, 1984. Print.

Baker, James A, Lee Hamilton, and Lawrence S. Eagleburger. The Iraq Study Group Report. New York: Vintage Books, 2006. Print.

Blanchard, Margaret A. History of the Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998. Print.

Dear, Ian, and M R. D. Foot. The Oxford Companion to World War II. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Print.

Fang, Irving E. Alphabet to Internet: Mediated Communication in Our Lives. St. Paul, Minn: Rada Press, 2008. Print.

Kutler, Stanley I. Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1996. Print.

Newcomb, Horace. Encyclopedia of Television. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004. Print.

Polmar, Norman, and Thomas B. Allen. World War II: The Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945. New York: Random House, 1996. Print.

Sterling, Christopher H, and Michael C. Keith. The Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004. Print.

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Web Sites

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Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

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