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Semester and Year: 
Fall 2018
Course number: 
COM 338
Dr. Christine Willingham

Campaign Design Assignment

Developmental Research Report*: Using secondary research, describe the challenges and opportunities for a local nonprofit organization. Elements to include are a profile of the target audience primary and contingent issues related to the organization’s mission, challenges and opportunities, and identify two communication goals. Be prepared to share your results/insights in class discussion.

Components of a Research paper

Research Paper Components Video



Newspaper Resources

The library has many newspaper resources to choose from. I have listed resources below that searches the local Star-News newspaper and can provide fulltext.

US Newsstream Search tip:

1. Search by Publication: Star- News Wilmington, NC

US Newsstream Publication search




US Newsstream

Provides access to recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Includes titles such as Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and co-exclusive access (with Factiva) to The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers, and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform. Part of ProQuest Central.

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InfoTrac Newsstand

InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. Local newspapers from North Carolina are included in this resource.

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Research Resources

Below are links to resources that will aid in researching issues related to your nonprofits.


CQ Researcher

The CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week.

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ProQuest Central

This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.

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