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Political Science: Find background and news articles

Background information

News databases at MCC

Limiting to news sources for background on a topic

Newspapers and news magazines can be a good source of background information, which can provide context when you are analyzing psychology and sociology topics. To limit to news or magazine sources, use a news database, or, in OneSearch results, look for and select these choices in database search results:


Policy research reports

More than 20,000 research reports from over 100 policy institutes are freely accessible to everyone on JSTOR. Simple go to JSTOR, click "advanced search, and check the box called research reports. Then type your search terms in the box.

Searching for a particular article

How to search within a particular publication

Sometimes your assignment suggests particular newspapers, magazines, or journals to search in. This video shows you how to do a search within a particular publication. 

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