Use the database search boxes below to search for articles for your speech.
While every database has its own search quirks, there are some general guidelines that you should use for searching any database.
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Newspaper articles: Reports about newsworthy events. Generally these articles provide factual information regarding an event, person, social issue, or governmental issue.
Editorials: These are articles found in newspapers and magazines. They mix facts with personal opinion.
Magazine articles: These can be factual and opinion articles. Magazines are for popular topics/interest and can be found in grocery stores, convenience stores and book stores.
Academic Journals: Magazines that contain scholarly articles written by professionals and experts in a particular field of study. Often the articles are published to report research results. Most articles have been peer reviewed meaning that other experts in that field have reviewed and commented on the research.
Primary Source Documents: An original document, speech or other sort of evidence written or created during a particular time. Examples: letters, diaries, autobiographies, speeches, official records.
Books: These may include reference books and encyclopedias.
Periodicals: These can be either magazines or academic journals.