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JOURN 161--Bird-Meyer/Winter 2020: Report Database

by Cindy L. Yonovich

REPORT DATABASES

Provide concise, up-to-date documents for researchers
  • Explore and analyze hundreds of hot topics
    • Politics, government, foreign policy, race, rights
    • Business, crime, law,
    • Energy, education, health, family, & science
    • Society and culture
  • Are noted for their in-depth, unbiased coverage
  • Useful to help you select a topic

REPORT DATABASES--OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS IN CONTEXT

Searching--
Browse issues three ways:
  • Click on Browse Issues link
  • Browse categories
  • Enter search terms in top box
Click on a topic:
  • Note the On This Page list
  • Scroll down to locate articles
  • Click on articles of interest
Articles--printing and citation building:
  • Click on DOWNLOAD in TOOLS BOX
    • The article will open in a new window
    • Print from the new window
  • Click on CITE
    • Click on MLA or APA
    • Click on SELECT
    • Copy & paste to Word or Notepad
    • Print the citation

REPORT DATABASE--POINTS OF VIEW (EBSCO)

Find an issues several ways:
  • Browse IN THE NEWS
  • BROWSE BY CATEGORY
    • Use MASS MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS
    • Use INTERNET
  • Click on SHOW ALL for A-Z list
  • Use BASIC SEARCH box
View Articles--Printing & Citation Building
  • Click on the PDF link for full text with pictures, etc.
    • Review the article
    • Print the article
  • Use RELATED INFORMATION BOX
    • Find pro/con in Points of View
    • Use other formats for info
  • Print citation
    • Click Print icon in Tools Box
    • Click middle radial button
    • Select either MLA or APA in drop down
    • Click Print to build the citation
    • Print citation, keep it with the article
    • Edit as needed for MLA / APA guidelines

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