Professional Writing & Speaking

Finding and Tracking Online Media

Websites for News Releases

Search Statements for Databases using Boolean Operators

  • Boolean Operators
    • AND - oilsands AND environment
    • OR - "oil sands" OR oilsands
  • Quotes
    • to find phrases - "climate change"
  • Truncation
    • develop* - will find develop, developing, development, etc.
  • Example:
    • ("oil sands" OR oilsands) AND (environment OR "climate change") AND develop*

Academic Literature (Boolean Operators)

News Databases (Boolean Operators)

  • Canadian Newsstream - Best source of Canadian Newspapers
  • - Canadian French-language and Aboriginal publications
  • Factiva - International coverage with excellent search features
  • PressReader - (Current) full-image international newspapers, will contain photos, graphics, and other content not available in text-only databases

Magazines and Trade Journals (Boolean Operators)

From your list of results, isolate source type by magazines and/or trade journals/publications

Transcripts and Speeches (Boolean Operators)