Not sure where to start? Start with these general topic databases

General Databases

Academic OneFile:
 A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.

Access World News from Newsbank: 
Provides information from over 11,000 sources from around the world in full text. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles as well as newswires, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts and more. Access World News is updated daily and it includes deep archives that provide background information on important topics.

General Reference Center
  Includes a wide range of full-text titles, indexes, and abstracts from prestigious general-interest sources- magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, reference books and more!

Electric Library
:  100% full-text.  Over 1600 magazines/journal titles,300 newspapers including the NY Times and Wall Street Journal, 390+ digitized books plus images, videos, maps and transcripts.  Includes links to preselected websites and over 10,000 research topics. 

Issues and Controversies
: A reference database that explores over 600 controversial topics in the news-archival issues available from 1995.  This database offers full-text factual analysis of opposing points of view and accompanying illustrations, charts, sidebars, and lists of references to contact for further information.

JSTOR:   JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articlesbooks, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. You will need to log in once you access the database using the login link on the top right hand side of the page.  The login is our remote username and password.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
: Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites.

:  Access to over 600 journals and newspaper from 1986 to the present. Also includes the Professional Educational Collection. Proquest also provides archival access to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Research in Context
: Combines the best of Gale's reference content with videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more.

 SIRS Knowledge Source: Three databases (SIRS Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter, SIRS Renaissance) that provide access to periodicals and U.S. Government documents and publications. All full text.

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