When searching the databases for articles, do not type in whole sentences. After finding your topic, use some of the questions under the Find a Topic page to formulate search questions.
e.g. Topic: Fracking should(n't) be banned.
Feel free to make your topic a little more specific: e.g. Fracking should(n't) be allowed in National Parks.
Fracking and History
Fracking and Debate
Fracking and Benefits
Fracking and Negative Effects
Fracking and Economy
Fracking and Environment
Fracking and Public Opinion
Think of words that mean the same thing or something similar to your topic and try searching those words too.
Fracking : Hydro Fracking; Hydraulic Fracturing; Hydraulic Fracking
if you want to search for other persuasive articles (outside of CQ Researcher and Opposing Viewpoints) add an additional term such as Editorial, Opinion, Debate, Commentary etc.
Search Strategy Builder - An online tool from the University of Arizona that will help you organize your keywords into a search strategy