Journalism and Electronia Media:Editorials/Op-Eds

This guide presents selected print, electronic, and Internet resources relevant for completing research in Journalism & Electronic Media at the UT Libraries.

Other Sources


  •  DailyOp-Ed. Read and search major opinion and editorial pieces.
  • The Opinionator – "a guide to newspaper, magazine and Web opinion"

  • Op-Eds - Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard University

Print Resources

Editorials on File - (1970 - March 2009) Print discontinued.
Hodges Stacks D410.E3
Compiles editorials from the U.S. and Canada.

Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year. (1972, 1974-current)
Hodges Stacks E839.5.B45

Pulitzer Prize Editorials: America's Best Writing, 1917-2003.
Hodges Library / Stacks: PN4726 .P8 2003

Great Editorials: Masterpieces of Opinion Writing.
Hodges Library / Stacks: PN4853 .G74 1992

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Editorials are opinions or viewpoints on current or controversial issues. Popular databases provide a way to limit your search to editorials.

Browse the UT Libraries Newspaper Databases to find the database that best fits your need.

ProQuest Newspaper Databases

Go to the Advanced Search, enter your search terms.
Keep default "Citation and document text" from the drop-down menu.
Specify Date Range
Click on 'more search options' and select 'editorial article' from the "Document type" drop-down menu.

Academic Search Premier OR Business Source Premier
Type your topic in the search box
Select "editorial" in the document type box under "Limit Your Results'
Run search.
Logoff when finished.

LexisNexis Academic
The best ways to find Op-Ed pieces is to use the News form.


1. Click the news tab in the left sidebar, then "all news"

2. Enter your search terms in the boxes

3. Select "Editorials & Opinions" under "article type"

4. Be sure to check your date range, and continue with your search.


Scroll down the list below the search box and click on the “Subject” arrow.  Then click on the + sign in front of “Content Types.” 
Page down the list of “content types” and click on the word "Editorial"
In the Free Text search box, type in the topic you’re interested in.  
Scroll down, click on arrow to expand “More Options,” and select “Headline and Lead Paragraph” so that you get better, more relevant results.
Click on “Run Search"  Articles have "opinion" or "editorial" at top.
Logoff when finished.