Ethnic NewsWatch Guide
- Ethnic NewsWatch provides Full Text content of newspapers, magazines and journals
of the ethnic, minority and native press.
The search interfaces are in both English and Spanish.
The topics covered include politics, education, sociology, journalism, the arts, the environment, and ethnic studies.
The time period covered is 1990 to the present, and the groups covered include: African American,
Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian American, European, Hispanic, Jewish, Native Peoples.
- Ethnic NewsWatch
is available to current UT Arlington faculty and students on the web at this addresses:
The key truncation symbol in Ethnic NewsWatch
is an ASTERISK (*),
and when this symbol is put at the end of a word,
the database will be searched for all of
the possible endings--suffixes--for that word.
For example, the command "chican*" will have the computer search engine
look for all possible endings of this word. It should find,
"chicano," "chicana," "chicanos," and "chicanas."
Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information
are AND and OR.
The AND is used to connect two different
concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous.
It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression
that contains an OR. Here is an example:
(chican* OR latino* OR latina*
(imMiGra* OR migra*)
The first part of this statement will find material about the
The second part will look
for the words "immigra" or "migration".
then links the first search statement with the second.
This should be an effective
way to look for information about hispanic immigration.
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