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ENG 111: College Composition I (AL) - Privilege: Magazine, Newspaper, & Journal Articles

Magazine & Newspaper Databases

After you have determined the specific controversy you want to write about, you can use these online collections of articles to learn more:

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.

Search Tips

  • Use only the most essential words related to your topic.  Include words relevant to the specific aspect of the topic you are focusing on.
  • Put the word AND between each new idea.  For example:

    inequality AND access AND "higher education" AND debt
    inequality AND access AND college AND debt

  • Use related terms to improve your results.  For example, higher education and college are related terms.
  • Use quotation marks for phrases:  "social justice"