Answered By: Robert Miller
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2020     Views: 382

Search in our database News & Newspapers (ProQuest), which you can always find under "N" in our a-z list of databases.

Once you're in the database, you can use the "Publication date" feature to limit your search to a recent date, such as the last 12 months, and then perform your keyword search. Or you can do a keyword search first, and when you see the results, use the "Sorted by" menu at left to choose "Most recent first."

Your assignment may ask you to identify a news article that discusses a current event or social issue that relates to your field of study.

If so, first decide on a topic based on your real life experience with your field of study, or your knowledge of recent news, then do a search based on that.

For example, if your field of study is information technology, you could try a search like this:

online AND privacy

If your field of study is human resources, you could try a search like this:

"equal pay"

Almost any simple keyword search on a general topic in your field of study should bring up news articles that you can use.

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