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Introduction to Media Theory: MSP 1011

Research help for the course, MSP 1011: Introduction to Media Theory.

Why Use News Databases?

news sourcesMost news sources have websites with news and historical archives. However, Temple Libraries subscribes to a number of news databases that offer advantages over searching news sources directly on the Web:

  • Search more than one news source at the same time
  • Powerful keyword search engines
  • Deep historic news archives
  • Access to content that costs money on the Web

Content adapted from "Newspapers as a research tool" from the University of Utah Libraries.

Find News Items in News Databases

Search Tips

  • Place quotation marks around names and phrases. This will force the database to search for those exact words. (ie. "Steve Jobs")
  • Limit your search to a specific region/state/publication (ie. Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Limit your search to a specific timeframe (ie. past year, past month, 2008-2012)