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.
- Choose the appropriate search form and type terms related to the issue in the Keyword box, for example
television and violence
- To select editorials only, the simplest strategy is:
television and violence and editorials
OTHER INDEXES TO CONSIDER
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.