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UMW has access to millions of newspaper articles in our newspaper databases. Use this guide to find newspaper databases that cover the time period you're interested in.
If you already know the title
If you already know the title of the article you want, type the title into Quest, in quotation marks, like this:
Quest doesn't cover all of UMW's databases, so if you still can't find the article, use the Journal Search to see whether we have the journal that the article was published in.
Use this tool to see whether we have a particular journal. Search for the journal title, not the article title.
If the Journal Search doesn't find the journal, then UMW doesn't have the article you're looking for. You can request a copy from another library via Interlibrary Loan.
Best databases for Communication
Communication & Mass Media Complete
(coverage varies; mostly 1930s to date)
Provides abstracts of articles (summaries) of nearly 800 journals and includes the full text for more than 450 journals.
Issues & Controversies
(1995 to date)
Since 1995, Issues and Controversies has covered the most "prominent and hotly debated issues of the day," offering in-depth analyses, pro-con articles, and bibliographies.
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