Political Science 314: News & Magazines

How Change Happens in American Politics
Professor: Nicole Mellow
Spring 2020

Newspapers

Research Tip: Searching Newspapers

Tip #17: Searching Full-text Newspapers

  • Think like a journalist. What words would they use?
  • Use the vocabulary in use at the time. (e.g., Water-closets instead of Toilets, Aeroplanes instead of Airplanes)
  • Combine synonyms with OR to increase results. (e.g., conservatives OR right-wing)
  • Use the asterisk (*) to get multiple endings of a word. (e.g., integrat* for integrate, integration, integrating, etc.)
  • To get words closer together, use proximity operators. (See the database's help page for correct syntax.)
  • Limit your search to "abstract" or "citation and abstract" (if available) to get more precise results.

Historic Newspapers

Television and Radio

Popular Magazines

U.S. State/Regional News