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SOAN 285: Ethics of Civic Engagement

For Professor Adrienne Falcon - Spring 2017

Alternative and Ethnic Press

Some of the best coverage of local issues can be found in alternative and ethnic press. These two indexes provide full-text access to hundreds of newspapers.

Google News Archive

Go to Google News ( --> "goodhue wind" or your search term --> search, then click the "search tools" button under the search box -> expand the "any time" option and select a date range:

Now you can choose the date range and other features of articles you want to view.  If the article costs money, remember that the library may own a copy of it or if not, we may be able to get a copy from another library:

Library Databases to News

Why use library databases to search for news instead of Google News or going right to the news website?  Sometimes that is the best thing to do but other times you might want to:

  • Access news stories from archives that charge money
  • Search internationally
  • Search across hundreds of sources at once, often years back in time
  • Formulate precise searches

That is when it is better to turn to resources like the following.

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