will help you find magazine and newspapers articles that are often not freely available through the internet.
What should you type into the search fields?
How can the database help your search?
The image below shows a search in ProQuest of homeless* (which searches for homeless or homelessness) and "affordable housing"
The image below shows the search limited at Source Type to magazines and newspapers. I can also do that after I search with the filters.
The image below shows the search further limited by document type. Here, I have selected feature and cover stories. I could also have looked for opinion, commentary, and editorials to find arguments and public opinion on the topic.
Ethnic NewsWatch: For viewpoints not covered by the mainstream press, a bilingual (English and Spanish) database of ethnic, minority and native newspapers, magazines and journals.
Alt-Press Watch: A full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from alternative and independent presses. "Challenge mainstream media coverage" for new perspectives on your topics.
When you search the library's periodical databases, most articles in your results are either from a newspaper, magazine, or journal.
Magazines are a great source of general information on current events.
Most magazine articles are written by journalists for an interested audience. Published on a weekly, rather than daily, basis, articles tend to be longer and more substantive than newspaper articles, but more accessible than scholarly articles.
Newspaper articles provide us with a daily snapshot of current events and issues.
Read newspaper articles to learn about current and past international, national and local issues.
Newspapers also give us insight into opinion on what's happening in the world.
Read editorials, op-eds, and opinion pieces to learn about viewpoints on current and past international, national and local issues.