Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2017     Views: 2514

You can limit some databases to only show articles from sources that do not use peer review such as magazines and newspapers.

The ProQuest Central database makes it very easy to limit a search to specific resource types.  Here is an example search to find magazine and newspaper articles in ProQuest Central:

1.  In the top left of the Library home page, click on Search & Find.

2.  Click the Newspapers & Magazines tab in the long list of tabs on the left side of the page.

3. Scroll down to the Search by topic box. Click the ProQuest Central.

4.  Type your keywords into the search boxes, for example:

First search box:  


Second search box:  


5.  Scroll down to the Search Options.  Verify the Full Text box is checked.

6.  In the Source Type box, check Magazines and Newspapers.

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7.  Click the Search button.

Note: By default the database displays the search results by relevance.  You may find it useful to view the results by date.  Use the Sort option in the left column to change the sort order to Most recent first.

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Watch a video showing a search for popular press articles in ProQuest Central:

Video: Locating popular press articles

watch the "locating popular press articles" video on YouTube

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