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Why Articles?

Articles tend to be shorter than books and are written on very specific topics.  They appear in periodicals, such as journals, newspapers, and magazines.


What's the difference between articles, journals, and databases?

Articles are the smallest piece of the puzzle.  They are written on one topic.  Usually many articles are collated into a

Periodical.  Periodicals may be journals, magazines, or newspapers.  Think of the last time you read The Baltimore Sun or The Washington Post -- each issue contains dozens of articles.  Sometimes we refer to all periodicals as journals.  You can search and find lots of journals in our

Databases.  Databases are large digital repositories that contain many periodicals and many, many articles.  Using the databases lets you look through lots of material with just one search.

News Databases

You can find news and current events articles about almost any topic.  Try the databases below:

  • Baltimore Sun
    Indexes, abstracts, and provides online full text for The Baltimore Sun newspaper.
  • Christian Science Monitor
    Provides citations, abstracts and full-text articles from the newspaper.
  • CQ Researcher
    Provides award winning in-depth coverage of current and controversial issues.
  • Ethnic Newswatch
    Full-text bilingual (English/Spanish) database of 200 publications of the ethnic, minority, and native press.
  • National Newspapers Core
    Indexes and provides access to online full text for four newspapers: Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
  • New York Times
    Indexes, abstracts, and provides online full text for the New York Times newspaper, the New York Times Book Review, and the New York Times Magazine.
  • Wall Street Journal
    Indexes, abstracts, and provides online full text for the Wall Street Journal newspaper.
  • Washington Post
    Indexes, abstracts, and provides online full text for the Washington Post newspaper.

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