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CMP 100 - Kilker

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

Finding Articles in Magazines and Newspapers

Finding Opinion Pieces in online newspapers and magazines


Start at the Library Home page --> under COLLECTIONS on left -->select POPULAR DATABASES

Newspaper & Journal Articles:

  1. Newsbank (Newspaper Database) 
    1. Newspapers from around the world, including you local newspaper.  Watch for the date range that is included.
    2. Full-text - the articles are all in the database.
    3. From the NEWSBANK homepage, under the Search Box, use MORE SEARCH OPTIONS.
    4. Add a line that includes keywords for the type of article, such as OPINION, or EDITORIAL.
  2. Academic Search Ultimate (ASU) from EBSCO
    1. Scroll down on the landing page.  Under DOCUMENT TYPE, Select an option that fits, like Opinion, or Editorial, or letters to the Editors
    2. In the second column, under PUBLICATION TYPE, select Periodical or Newspaper.  A Periodical is a Magazine.  
    3. To select more that one option in ASU, hold down the CTRL (Windows) or COMMAND (Mac) key while you select.
    4. Do your search, and then on the page with Search Results, you can narrow by date, source type, and region or individual newspaper.
  3. Proquest Research Library has magazines, newspapers, and materials on all subjects. The information goes from everyday knowledge to highly complex research journals.
    1. From the landing page, which is the Advanced Search page, type in your search
    2. Scroll down, and limit your search by Date.
    3. In the SOURCE TYPE box, check off Magazines and Newspaper.
    4. Under DOCUMENT TYPE, Proquest uses the term COMMENTARY instead of OPINION, and there are also Letters to the Editors, Editorials, and Editorial Cartoons!
    5. SEARCH
    6. You can further modify your seach on the Results List page.