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University of Maryland English Institute

Finding Popular Sources

In addition to searching the wide web for popular sources, you can also search in UMD's databases. We have entire databases dedicated to current and historical newspapers, as well as databases that include opinion pieces. 

Note: not all popular sources are created equal. Some are fact-based (like news articles) and others are opinion-based (like personal blog-posts). Both types of sources can be helpful, but in different ways.