- CQ Researcher - included topic chronologies, facts, maps, graphs, outlook on issues, and analysis of the current situation regarding issues.
- Newspaper Search - Be sure to select all newspaper sources on the screen that comes up. Use the advanced search option and choose full text, then limit your date range before searching. You can choose more than one publication type by holding control and clicking more than one option. Please note that very recent articles will not be available on this database as a general rule.
- Pop Culture Universe - If you have a more unique topic, such as "Is Grunge gone for good?" or "Are we too obsessed with celebrities?" this database might be for you.
- Ebsco Student Resource Center - Although less visually appealing, this database has more up-to-date newspapers than the Newspaper Search. It also includes transcripts from radio and television shows. Be sure to check full text! Know that the search is touchier on this database. Be sure to spell your topics carefully and limit your search selectively.
- Gale Student Resources in Context - The home page contains an update on what new in the news. Also, any topic searched can be narrowed down by type, including news, magazines, and even by publication title, such as the New York Times. In fact, I was even able to find a New York Times article on "Bieber Fever!" Be sure to check the audio section of the results for transcripted recordings from NPR and video selections from sources like Bloomberg and PBS (not transcripted).
- Points of View - Access opposing viewpoints on a variety of subjects. You can read about the pros and cons of each subject, and access journal articles, newspapers, primary source document and other resources to support your case.
- Want to keep up on the most current news? Create a feedly account (Yes, there's an app for that!). Then follow whatever news outlets in which you are interested. Feedly is a good option because it is a one-stop shop for all the news you could want. It will update daily, blog-style, for you. Some suggestions: ABC News, BBC News, Christian Science Monitor, CNN.com, Chicago Tribune, The Economist, Newsweek, The New York Times, NPR, Reuters, Time, USA Today, Washington Post, Yahoo News.
- Check out Newsela for daily new articles about all kinds of subjects, such as war and peace, science, money, law, health, arts and sports. You can even change the reading level of each article so it works for you.
- Do you want to know the government's stand on issues? You can access federal government information at www.usa.gov. Want a more local perspective? The Illinois Government News Network is your online source for State of Illinois news.