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JSTOR

Historical database with full-text scholarly articles focusing on the arts, humanities, social sciences, & sciences. Great place to get started!

Opposing Viewpoints

Current events database from multiple perspectives. Pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, images, podcasts, and video.

searchAcademic OneFile
Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database with extensive coverage of social sciences, physical sciences, arts, literature, and other subjects. Includes full-text of New York Times back to 1995.

searchAcademic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865.

searchExpanded Academic ASAP (InfoTrac Searchbank)
Scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers in disciplines ranging from arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology. Many with full text and images. Coverage begins in 1980.

searchFacts on File
Current events and historical news database. Includes a live Reuters® newsfeed updated hourly, special "Top Stories" timelines with decade by decade listings linked to original coverage of top news stories back to October 1940. Original feature essays created for the online version, such as Country Profiles, Key People, Key Events, and Key Issues - plus primary documents, editorial cartoons, and a selection of newspaper editorials.

searchHistorical Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
Full text and images of the Wall Street Journal from 1889 to 1993. [Note: For access to articles published after 1993, use--National Newspapers Premier (ProQuest)]

searchIssues and Controversies (Facts on File)
Analyzes and explains hundreds of controversial topics, in understandable language and format, with balance, accuracy, and regular updating. Also includes "By the Numbers" statistical overviews of major issues, selected newspaper editorials, editorial cartoons, primary documents, a directory of contact organizations, curriculum/study aids, etc.

searchIssues and Controversies in American History (Facts on File)
A unique online resource of clear, concise, and balanced explanations of the most contentious issues in American history, Civil Rights and Liberties, Communism and the Cold War, Constitutional Issues and Court Cases, Slavery and Race Issues, Social and Cultural Trends, and more. Includes primary documents, biographies, timelines, background articles, photographs, and maps.

searchJSTOR
Full text access to back volumes of core scholarly journals in a broad range of disciplines within the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences, including both interdisciplinary and discipline-specific journals. Coverage usually begins very early, including some prior to 1900, and ends two to five years prior to present.

searchMiddle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
Subject coverage includes: political affairs & law, international relations, economic affairs - business & industry, cultural heritage, arts & humanities, society & social welfare, ethnic diversity & anthropology, significant religious events & movements and recent history (1900 - present) & archaeology.

searchMilitary and Intelligence Database (InfoTrac)
A collection of over 500 journals, covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects include socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.

searchThe Political Risk Yearbook
Country reports on 106 countries with political and economic risk analysis for finding developing markets, determining currency movements, preparing for capital investments, or making judgments about corporate security.

searchPop Culture Collection (InfoTrac)
It's all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

searchProject MUSE
Full-text online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.

searchProQuest Military Collection
Search a comprehensive collection of material on military subjects such as defense, aeronautics and space flight, civil engineering, political science, and more.

searchUS History Collection (InfoTrac)
This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of over 40 journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

searchWorld History Collection (InfoTrac)
This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of over 40 journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

searchWar & Terrorism Collection (InfoTrac)
A definitive collection for students of history, social science and current events. Researchers will gain valuable insight to conflicts and their cause as well as their impact and how they are perceived on a global scale. References include 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.