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Introduction to American Politics - POL AMER 1014 - Holmes & Larimer: OneSearch

Library guide to access news about politics, and political magazines. Provides tips on where to search and how to search.

OneSearch "Advanced Search"

How to find quality news articles on political issues with OneSearch “Advanced Search.”
    

  1. Head to the Rod Library website – http://www.library.uni.edu     (or just google – UNI Library)
       
  2. Click on the “Advanced Search” option under the OneSearch search blank.
        
  3. Type in your topic and search.  
          
  4. After you get (too many) results you can focus on recent news articles as follows:

    On the right-hand column of the results page you can:
        
            
    • Adjust the “Publication Date” bar to a recent date range e.g. 2015 to 2019
          
    • Limit to Newspapers by changing the “Source Type” to “Newspaper Article
       
    • Limit to Academic Journal Articles by choosing "Peer reviewed journal" under "Availability"
            
          
  5. To get results click on "Apply Filters".

 

Search Tips for OneSearch

To focus your searches using OneSearch try the following commands:


 

   

Another powerful technique is to search for your topic (keywords) in the title of articles.  To do this change the dropdown menu in the Advanced Search from “Keyword” to “Title”

     

 

 

                   

For the following search example the phrase “climate change” must appear in the title of the article as must some version of farming or agriculture.

Be sure to limit the results to “Full Text” and “News” and set the “Publication Date” to recent years.

 

Tips for Searching OneSearch!

   

    

OneSearch: Citing Your Sources in APA or MLA or Chicago

To cite the news articles you find with OneSearch do the following:
   

  1. Go to the OneSearch results page
       
  2. Click on one of your results
       
  3. Click on "Citation"
     

  4. Choose the citation style – APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian
       
  5. Click on "Copy the Citation to Clipboard"
       
  6. Paste the citation
       
  7. Fix the errors in the citation.  All online citation generators are prone to error (indeed they’re quite good at goofing up) … so you’ll need to clean up the citations you copy based on the most recent edition of each style guide:  

            For APA style:

            For MLA style:  

            For Chicago/Turabian style:

            For IEEE style (based on the Chicago style):

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