Search for articles in our library databases. Some good databases for controversial topics and current events are our pro/con databases:
Other good places to start are our multidisciplinary databases, which cover a range of subject areas:
Look at the publication (the journal, magazine, or newspaper the article appears in) and check to make sure it's appropriate for your project. Some databases include articles from children's magazines.
Avoid book reviews. These provide information about a book, not your topic. Book reviews usually include information about the book such as title, author, and page number near the top of the review.
Articles tend to focus on more narrow topics. While scholarly articles go through a peer review process, newspaper and magazine articles do no. Ask yourself the following questions when evaluating articles: