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ESL 33: Oral Communications I - Microcredit Project (AL): Magazine & Newspaper Articles

Magazine & Newspaper Databases

Why Use a Magazine, Journal or Newspaper Article?

Magazines, journals and newspapers:

  • Provide detailed information about a specific aspect of a topic.
  • Report on events, issues or scholarly research.
  • Provide up-to-date information.

Magazines, journals and newspapers typically do NOT provide a summary or overview of a topic.

Use an encyclopedia to find a summary or overview of a topic.

Search Tips

  • Use only the most essential words related to your topic
  • Put the word AND between each new idea.  For example:

    "burkina faso" AND construction
    "burkina faso" AND environment

  • Use related terms to improve your results.  For example, burma and myanmar are related terms.
  • Use quotation marks for phrases:  "burkina faso"