Answered By: Laura Marek Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017 Views: 512
This F.A.Q. entry will review two different ways to find articles from newspaper opinion pages.
Option A: Locate Opinion/Editorial articles using ProQuest Central in the Library
To find an opinion piece written in a newspaper or other publication where the article is clearly marked as opinion or commentary (for example, something from the Opinion sections of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal or Washington Post), our best source for this is ProQuest Central, which contains several databases with hundreds of newspapers. A shortcut link to it is:
Second, you can limit by the type of document by using the Document Type option- you can limit to Editorials
After that, click on Editorial. You can also add Commentary for more articles, but Editorials are more likely to be opinion pieces.
If you're interested in just opinion pieces from a particular newspaper, you can filter the results list to only articles from one publication. To do this, use the options under Publication Title.
Alternative ProQuest Central strategy:
Option B: Locate the Opinion/Editorials section of a newspaper's website
You could also search Google for an opinion page. For example, here is the Washington Post's opinions page. It was found by searching in Google for Washington Post opinion page
However, you may be limited to more recent issues or hit a paywall, and searching by topic within just opinion articles varies from newspaper website to website.
If you still have trouble finding an opinion article about your topic, please contact the Library team.