How do I search for editorials or pro/con articles on a controversial topic?


To search for pro/con newspaper editorials, one quick source is LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC.

  1. Choose the appropriate search form and type terms related to the issue in the Keyword box, for example

    television and violence

  2. To select editorials only, the simplest strategy is:

    television and violence and editorials


There are many other indexes you can use to find Pro/Con articles and editorials, several of which are listed below.

The following indexes contain pro/con articles that you can search by subject:

  • Proquest Newspapers: Another index to full-text newspaper articles.
  • Ethnic Newswatch: Includes full text articles from American ethnic and minority newspapers, magazines and journals.
  • Academic Search Premier: Indexes both scholarly and general interest periodicals; includes full text articles.

Additionally, the major print index for this (covering 1970 to date) is:

  • Editorials on File: which indexes and reprints selected editorials from major US newspapers. Available at Wilson Reference quarto D839 .E3.


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