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Gateway to Media

A guide to resources that are especially helpful to students in the SOJC's Gateway to Media series of classes.

Finding Articles in General Periodicals and Newspapers

The following indexes will be useful for finding articles from general periodicals and newspapers:

Finding Articles in Alternative Sources

If you want to obtain a broader view of media coverage of your topic, the indexes and databases listed below will give you access to a wider array of opinions from non-mainstream and alternative presses:

The following well-known periodicals offer a range of opinions, from the conservative to the liberal. To access these periodicals, search for them by title in BrowZine, the library's e-journal platform.

  • American Prospect  - moderate left-wing perspective
  • American Spectator  - libertarian, conservative perspective
  • Commentary  - moderate perspective, addressing Jewish concerns
  • Dissent - decidedly left-wing perspective
  • Human Events  - a leading conservative publication
  • Monthly Review  - "an independent socialist magazine"
  • Ms  - feminist issues and concerns
  • Nation  - openly left-wing
  • National Review  - conservative perspective
  • New American  - conservative, fundamentalist Christian perspective
  • New Republic  - seeks a neutrality of opinion
  • New Statesman  - a liberal British newsweekly
  • Progressive  - "a journalistic voice for peace and social justice ..."
  • The Spectator  - slightly more conservative British newsweekly

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