Editorials provide you with specific opinions or viewpoints on a given issue. As a rule, editorials focus on current, controversial topics. As you begin to search for information keep in mind the dates when your topic was of particular interest. You are most likely to get the best results in your search for topics of national, rather than local or regional, interest. When searching for editorials:
Avoid using the terms pro and con in your search, unless the issue frequently uses pro- or con- to identify supporters of the position (i.e. pro-life, pro-choice, anti-abortion).
Read the abstracts of the editorials, when available, as these will provide you with a brief summary of the writer's viewpoint.