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In This Guide
This guide will introduce you to several library resources where you can locate current, full text newspapers and journal articles, as well as provide RSS feeds and links to a variety of current news sources at the local, national, and international level.
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Core Electronic Resources
These are likely to be the best online sources in which to start your research.
This article database includes full-text and abstracts of scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals covering topics in the areas of current events, general sciences and technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
Chronicle of Higher Education
This is a good source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Provides access to a number of general reference magazines and key serials in a single resource. This database is useful to users conducting general reference queries, business searches, and current event research.
News (Gale OneFile)
Provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.
Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.
JSTOR Daily is an online publication that contextualizes current events with scholarship. JSTOR Daily stories provide background—historical, scientific, literary, political, and otherwise—for understanding today’s often-confusing world. All of the stories contain links to free, publicly accessible research on JSTOR.
Is It Real?
Sometimes it's difficult to tell if the information you're looking at is true. In that case, see if you can confirm the information elsewhere:
A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
"PolitiFact staffers research statements and rate their accuracy on the Truth-O-Meter, from True to False. The most ridiculous falsehoods get the lowest rating, Pants on Fire."
This site started out investigating urban legends online, but its scope has grown to include lots of kinds of information online including the news.
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