Background Information Databases
The databases below provide an overview of a topic. Use these to:
Find News Articles
Use the databases below to find news articles. You can also find news articles on Google, but using the databases allows you to make your search much more specific and will link you to news articles that you don't have to pay for.
When searching New York Times be sure you type your search terms in the left sidebar as shown below:
citation: The information about a source required to locate the source (eg., title, author, publisher, date, and more), formatted according to a specific style.
database: An organized, searchable, electronic information storage system
subject term: a standardized word or phrase that describes a main idea in an article or entry
keyword: a specific, significant word that describes a topic or appears frequently in discussions of a topic