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SOC 241 Modern Social Problems

Find instructions for locating newspaper articles (public attention data) on "poverty industry" topics in this guide.

Locate Access World News Database

1. Use Databases tab on Library Search Box to open Access World News

  • Click "A"
  • Find Access World News on list
  • Click "Connect"

alpha-list databases

Varied News via Access World News

Access World News (AWN) is a research database providing access to news sources covering all or most the time needed for your assignment.

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) 1991-present

NPR 1990 - present


1. Adding Arizona Daily Star or NPR to your search.

  • Open Access World News
  • Click Source List
  • Sort by Date Range
  • Click in box next to title you want to search to add it to your search

source list tab

sources date range


Steps for finding news articles or transcripts by year:


2. Enter search terms

Best practices for this assignment. 

  • use synonyms to capture more articles
    • payday loans OR payday lending
    • subprime mortgages OR subprime lending
    • student loans
    • rent to own
  • use OR between synonyms if possible so the database understands you want all of the articles or transcripts for each synonym.

Here is how you do it!

access_world_news  search_form


3. Review Results and Count # of Articles per year


Be sure to "view more" to get all the years of interest to you.

results

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