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Before You Research
Scholarly articles are not the place to start your research. First, you need to get familiar enough with your topic to narrow it down, and for that you need more general information. This will help you develop context for your topic as well as get to know the specialized terms used by experts.
Useful when you're starting out on a research project. Do simple searches to find topic introductions in a variety of subjects. The mind map tool will help you discover related ideas and terms.
Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
Complete historical full text of all issues of peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
Full text of 285 journals in literature, history, international/cultural studies and other humanities and social science fields.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Provides topic overviews as well as collects a variety of sources, including statistics, reference materials, journal articles, news articles, images, and audio broadcasts.
Humanities Full Text
Full-text articles from over 330 journals encompassing all fields of humanities and periodicals dating to 1910.
These fall into the "reputable but not scholarly" area, but they're very useful for getting more current information than scholarly sources can provide.
New York Times: Create Your Account
Use your Lone Star email address to create an account via this link. Once you've made an account, you can go straight to the regular NYT site (nytimes.com) and log in as if you were a paying subscriber.
Newspaper Source Plus
Selected full-text from 30 US national and international newspapers and 200 regional papers, plus TV & radio news transcripts.
View and access the LSC electronic books anytime & anyplace.
If a title is not in our catalog, submit a request to have it pulled from another library system. Enjoy this free service!
LSC Library Catalog
- Request print books and physical items from LSC Libraries, Harris County & Montgomery County Public Libraries.
- Items will be delivered to your campus.
- Search by keyword, author, title, ISBN, and more.