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Find Editorials: Using Library Databases

What is an editorial?

You may be required to use editorials for your assignments.  An editorial is a newspaper or magazine article that gives an opinion on a topical issue and is written by, or on behalf of, an editor.  Included here is a list of databases to which the library subscribes that contain citations to and, in some cases, full-text of editorials.  Follow the directions for each on how to limit your search.

Find Editorials Using...

To find editorials in Academic Search Complete:

  • Limit the search by document type (editorial).

To find editorials in InfoTrac Newsstand:

  • Click on Advanced Search.
  • Select Document Type (editorial).

To find editorials in Nexis Uni:

  • Simply add the word editorial to your keyword search.

example:  gun control editorial

To find editorials in Opposing Viewpoints in Context:

  • Type keywords in the search box and click the search button
  • Select a category of articles (magazines, news, etc.) to view a list of results
  • On the results screen, click on EDITORIALS underneath the heading Document Type
Opposing Viewpoints sample editorial search

To find editorials in ProQuest:

  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Type your keywords into the search boxes
  • Next to Source Type select MAGAZINES and/or NEWSPAPERS
  • Next to Document Type select EDITORIAL
ProQuest sample editorial search
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