Answered By: Lynn VanLeer Last Updated: Jul 13, 2016 Views: 21825
The term popular press refers to material written for the general public. This is opposed to scholarly material written for an academic or research audience, or trade material written for an industry audience. Most popular press materials are newspaper and magazine articles.
The following table shows examples of popular press, trade, and scholarly materials.
Time, Newsweek, etc.
New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, etc.
Does not include:
Chronicle of Higher Education
Wall Street Journal
American Journal of Nursing
The ProQuest Central database contain popular press materials.
To find popular press materials in ProQuest Central:
1. From the Library website, click the Search & Find .
2. Click on the Newspapers & Magazines link.
3. Click the ProQuest Central link in the Search by Topic box.
4. Type your keywords into the search boxes, for example:
First Search Box: healthcare
Second Search Box: privilege
5. Scroll down to the Search Options. Verify the Full Text box is checked.
6. Under the area labeled More Search Options, in the Source Type box, check Magazines and Newspapers.
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 results by section in the right column to change the sort order.
Watch a video showing a search for popular press articles in ProQuest Central:
Video: Locating popular press articles
(1 min 51 sec) Transcript
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