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Access World News is a database of full text articles from hundreds of local, regional, national, and international newspapers.
(NOTE: This is the only online, full-text access to Tucson's Arizona Daily Star.)
The opening paragraph of an article is the lead. The lead usually expresses the main idea, and it's a good place to locate the most relevant articles.
Let's look for articles on immigration reform.
How many results did that get you?
Let's refine our search so we get more focused articles.
We want in-depth reporting, so let's look for articles with over 500 words.
We also want to focus our search on a more narrow topic. Let's look at the ramifications of Senate Bill 1070.
That got you less than 100 results. Good!
Which countries are included in this list?
Which newspaper published this article?
For the next example, we are going to look only for articles that have been published in Arizona.
Scroll through the list of the different titles from Arizona.
Which types of sources can you find on this list?
Let's look for recent articles about bilingual education in Arizona.
Note that you should have retrieved less than 10 results.
Access World News allows you to search specific news sources.
You should get less than 500 results.
How many different citation styles can you chose from?
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The main idea of a newspaper article is typically found:
True or False: Adding additional keywords to a search can help you get more focused results.
True or False: Access World News is the only online, full text access to the Arizona Daily Star.
True or False: In-depth articles are usually at least 500 words long.
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