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.

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.

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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