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CMP 100 - Kilker: Start Your Research HERE!

Designed to accompany Dr. Kilker's assignment on Evaluating Rhetoric in an Opinion Essay

Working on a topic

Finding Articles in Magazines and Journals

Databases for Journal, Magazine & Newspaper Articles


Start at the Library Home page with the tile labeled A-Z Databases or you can use the links below:

Newspaper & Journal Articles:

  1. Newsbank (Newspaper Database) - Major newspapers from around the world.  Full-text - the articles are all in the database. Use the SUGGESTED TOPICS feature under search boxes.
  2. Newspapers you get for free while at KU -  New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal all have editorial/opinion pages, which are often written by leading voices on a topic.
  3. Academic Search Ultimate from EBSCO. Almost all the entries in this database have the article attached, which means it is a "full-text" database.  Also, it is part of the EBSCOHost interface, so you can use MY EBSCO to save the citations.  If you don't know about MY EBSCO, you should register at the "Sign In" tab at the top and set up an account.
  4. Proquest like Academic Search Complete, Proquest is a database that has magazines, newspapers, and journals on all subjects. The information goes from everyday knowledge to highly complex research journals.
  5. CQ Researcher publishes 44 reports each year on contemporary, social, and political topics. Each report is the equivalent of approximatly 20 pages. Includes extensive bibliographies, websites and other resources.  Check the footnotes and/or bibliography in the report on your topic for authored opinion pieces.


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