Use the tools on this page to help you find two texts for your Comparative Genre Analysis.
1. Limits: To focus your search, utilize database features that allow you to specify criteria such as date, language and publication type, e.g. peer reviewed journals
2. Sort Order: Note how your search results are organized - many databases sort by date (most recent articles appear first) rather than relevance
3. Subject Terms: Pay attention to the subject terms because they can lead to other relevant articles on your topic
What is an Academic Article?
GENRE: Newspaper & Magazine Articles
Access the databases below to search for popular articles and newspaper columns on your topic.
GENRE: Academic Articles
Use the Subject Guides to identify relevant search tools in your discipline. Select a database and enter your topic to discover citations to articles published in hundreds of different journals. Some databases also include information from conference proceedings and other genres you can use for your analysis.
GENRE: Curriculum Vitae (CVs)
Curricula vitae are documents created by professors and scholars to highlight their qualifications, research and writing activities, and professional service. CVs are typically much longer and more detailed than resumes. CVs are used during the hiring process, but many faculty also post their CVs on their university's website.