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Database Quick Guide - NewsBank: How to Use NewsBank

News collection ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level.


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How to find editorials and opinion essays

  • Add to your search Section: op* OR ed*. This will search for articles from the opinion or editorial section of the papers.
  • Hint: It can also be helpful to add the words "support*" or "oppose" or "opponents" to your search. Be advised, though, you won't necessarily find supporting articles by typing "support" and opposing articles by typing "oppose." This will just help you find articles that probably tell about a point of view.

Search Basics

Use the search form to enter the words, dates, etc. in which you are interested.

For a simple search:

1.  Enter your search term(s) in the blank box.

2. Click "Search."

For a more complex search:

1. Select a search field from the drop-down list.

2. Enter your search term(s) in the related blank box(es).
3. Click "Search."

Searching by Date Range

To search for news articles from the past 12 months (or any specific date range):

  1. Click in the text box next to Date(s)
  2. click on selection from the drop down menu
  3. add date range if using 'before' or 'after'
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