Find Opinions, Editorials & Viewpoints
- When searching newspaper sites and databases, check for an option to limit your search to the Opinion/Editorial section or to political cartoons.
- If there is no limiting option, try adding the word “editorial” to your search terms. (ex: Iraq War and editorial) Similarly, try adding “political cartoon”.
- Remember to evaluate the credibility of all web sites you use in your research.
Where to Search
Place to Search
|Newspaper Articles||Magazine/Journal Articles||Blogs/Web Articles||Political Cartoons||
|Searches local, state, national and international newspapers, including the New York Times.|
|Academic OneFile||Editorials from over 2,300 magazines and newspapers.|
|Academic Search Complete||Good for scholarly and popular articles from across disciplines.|
|Alt-Press Watch||Focused on the independent and alternative press in America.|
|Ethnic News Watch||Focused on the native, ethnic and minority press.|
|Opposing Viewpoints in Context||Information about controversial social issues from differing points of view.|
||Good for current editorials and cartoons.|
|ProQuest Newspapers||These databases include a search limiter for editorial cartoons.|
|Periodicals Archive Online||Good for older scholarly editorials, back to 1770.|
|IssueLab||Reports about social issues from non-profit organizations.|
|National Center for Policy Analysis||Editorials and opinions from both sides of numerous policy issues such crime, education and health.|
|Use advanced Google-ing techniques to search the web for organizations which take stands on controversial issues.|
|The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
||Includes political cartoons on current topics from many national and local newspapers.|
|Google Image Search||Don’t forget to find the original source of your cartoon to cite it.|
Click on the title and choose a database to search the full-text of that magazine for your topic.
'Opinion' symbol, Plinio Fernandes, The Noun Project