Searching the Clip File
Library Databases index and in many cases provide the full text of newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, and other resources. When your Journalism professors tell you to "Search the Clip File" you want to search the library databases....
Create your own Clip File with bibliographic management software. Zotero is "a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself."
These are the biggest, most frequently used newspaper and magazine databases (i.e., indexes). Start your research here.
Use these resources to search for clips in a variety of specialized areas such as women's and gender issues, alternative presses, and ethnic news.