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PUBPOL 590S: Public Leadership: Getting Started

Prof. Tommy Sowers

News Articles

(Newsbank) America's News

Strategies for finding…Regional, state and local papers

    • Choose America's News from the Newsbank database initial screen
    • For Op-eds, enter your search terms in the 1st box, then “op-ed” in the 2nd box, choosing “Section” from the dropdown menu
    • Click “Add a row” if you need to narrow your search with other fields such as date, OR
    • View results by filters such as date that appear on the left after your search

    Strategies for finding…Regional, state and local TV news

    • Use the Source Types tab below the search boxes
    • Check transcripts and video
    • Perform your search as usual 

    InfoTrac Newsstand

    "major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading [world] titles;" includes Raleigh's News & Observer and Durham's Herald Sun

    LexisNexis Academic      Interface has changed in the past year

    Strategies for finding…National, regional and international newspapers and news magazines,  including New York Times, Washington Post (also available via e-journals)

      • Choose Search by Content Type/ All News at the top right;
      • OR Choose Search the News at the bottom; you might want to change Source Type to All News;
      • OR use the Advanced Options under the main search box to construct a search by dates and source type.
      • Be sure to select dates you wish to search unless you want the default

        Strategies for finding…Op-eds , aka “opposite the editorial,” usually written by policy experts or elected officials

        Strategies for finding…Broadcast coverage, including TV and radio newscasts from national networks, cable and syndicated programs; starting dates of coverage vary. 


        Browse Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Economist front pages and sections

        Search Strategies:

        • Use the Search Builder under Search at the top
        • For blogs, search by Source/ Select Source Category/ By Type
        • For op-eds, search by Subject/ Content Types/ Commentaries/Opinions
        • Click the up arrow to add the code to your search

        Subject Guide

        Ryan Denniston

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