Scholarly journals are particularly important in academic research.
Many databases have a box that will allow you to limit your results to articles from scholarly or peer-reviewed journals.
Look for additional sources in an item's bibliography, notes, references or works cited page. This is a way to see the attitudes, ideas and evidence the writer is drawing from.
Google Scholar and some databases also allow you to go forward to find scholarship reacting to that work. Just enter the title in Google Scholar and look for the "Cited By" link.
OneSearch searches multiple resources at once. It can be an avalanche of material that doesn't allow you to easily see connections, conversations. Use only for very precise searches:
Use limiters and drop-downs in Advanced Search to focus your search!
Colby Libraries Current & Historical Newspaper Guide
This guide has links to contemporary, historical, international and domestic newspapers.
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Many websites and subscription databases allow you to create a newsfeed tailored to your specific country and/or interest area. If you need help with this, just let me know.