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Public Speaking: CSI 1111

Research help for the course, CSI: Public Speaking.

Why Use News?

stack of newspapers

Question: What value lies in news sources?  Why would a researcher choose a newspaper or magazine over a book or scholarly journal article?

Answer: News sources can be great resources for local information.  They can supply names, dates, facts and figures, along with quotes. Ultimately, news sources are valuable for their immediacy, recording events as they happen.

Find Newspaper & Magazine Articles 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)