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How to Find News Articles 414
How to Find News Articles

Periodicals :
Magazine - Newspaper - Journal Archives

The Different Available Sources

  1. Password Protected Commercial Databases
    • May be (1) searched by keyword or topic for all or specific sources types and/or (2) back issues of specific publications may be browsed
    • Both WCI and the Vaughan Public Libraries databases:
      • Create citations for all articles
      • Articles may be emailed with full citation and permanent link
      • Searches may be refined to retrieve only particular source types
      • Full issues of select named publications may be browsed
      • Added functionality may include highlighting of select text and other note-taking capabilities, downloading of materials to be read off-line, translation of text to other languages, text read aloud, and much more.
  2. General Access Journal Sources on the Internet

  3. Using the Internet's Google Advanced Search Functions

  4. Browsing the Online Newspapers and Other News Sites (for direct access to some Canadian and international newspaper sites)


Password Protected Commercial Databases

    (1) Databases - Searching for Articles

    • WCI Databases:
    • Vaughan Public Libraries - Online Databases (VPL membership required)


      • Sample Subject keywords to use:
        eg/
        • race OR racism (subject) AND police (subject) AND crime (subject)
        • abortion (subject) AND rape OR incest (subject)
        • abortion (subject) AND abnormalities OR gender (subject)
        • marijuana (subject) AND legalization OR decriminalization (subject) AND canada (all text)

      1. Search keywords
      2. Limit search results to News / Magazines / Academic Journals / Peer Reviewed only source type if so required (see: margins for source types)
      3. Refine search results to desired timeframe
      4. Sort by default Relevance (immediately above the listed articles) would retrieve the best sources first
        • or dropdown to sort by Date for the newest (but not necessarily the most relevant sources)


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(2) Databases - Browsing Back Issues of Specific Publications

    • WCI Databases:
    • Vaughan Public Libraries - Online Databases (VPL membership required)


        • Find and click on the "Publications" option (location will vary per database(s) being used)
          • Either search or browse alphabetically for the desired publication
          (or)
        • Limit search results to Source (SO) in Advanced Search - and then name desired publication if results need to be restricted to a given publication

        • Refine search results to desired timeframe

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General Access Journal Sources on the Internet

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Using the Internet's Google Advanced Search Functions

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Browsing the Online Newspapers and other News Sources

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