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Research issues in the news, policy topics, and debate style topics.
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Many article databases will allow you to just search just the editorial/commentary sections.  For example:

  • In Academic Search Complete use the "Document Type" field to limit to Editorials. 
  • In the Proquest Newsstand databases, use the "Document Type" field to search for Commentary. 

Check database Help screens for more information if you need guidance. 


  • CQ Researcher  
    A weekly publication providing original in-depth analysis of the most current major and controversial issues of the day. Coverage: 1991 - present.
  • Encyclopedia of Bioethics  Icon
    Provides ethical arguments on a variety of current topics, ranging from abortion to euthanasia. Also provides a Further Reading selection for each subject.
  • CQ Historic Documents  Icon
    More than 2,500 primary sources covering current events around the world from 1972 to present. An introduction for each document provides historical and intellectual context.
  • Proquest Current Bibliographies
    Current topic subject guides that provide annotated lists of sources, mostly government documents and data sets.
  • CSA Discovery Guides
    Short briefs on a variety of subjects.
  • United Nations - Global Issues
    Offers overviews and insights into the most pressing issues on the UNs' agenda.
  • CQ Weekly  
    Offers full coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering.

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