One of the best tools you have for finding journal, magazine and newspaper articles- for First Seminar or nearly any other class you take here at CWRU- is the database Academic Search Complete (ASC). ASC is one of many databases that we offer through our membership in OhioLINK. It is also one of many that is offered on the EBSCOhost platform. So once you get a feeling for using ASC, you'll be comfortable using other databases.
When might you use Academic Search Complete?
Any time you need to find articles, rather than just books, on a topic, you can begin with ASC. This might be when the topic is quite current and no books have been written about it; or, most of the material written about the topic has been published in newspapers, magazines or journals, rather than books.
The beauty of ASC is that it indexes a very large number of publications in all fields of study, as well as popular magazines and even some newspapers. So regardless of the topic you are studying, you are likely to find articles on that topic in ASC.
Another very nice aspect of this database is that a large percentage of the articles you find will be available full text, online.
The screen shot here is what the database looks like, and you can click on it to start using ASC. Remember that if you are using the Case Guest wireless network on campus, or if you are off campus, you'll need to authenticate using VPN, which is explained in the box on the right.
There are many databases for finding articles from newspaper sources. A great one is NewsBank's America's Newspapers. Here you can search by topic for news reports.
Note that this resource is primarily for current U.S. news sources. We have other databases available for international and historical news.