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Scholarly articles are not the place to start your research. First, you need to get familiar enough with your topic that you can start 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.
Full-text, balanced, comprehensive journalistic reports and analysis of current and controversial issues of the day.
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.
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.
Identify legislation of interest or concern through the LegiScan national legislative search engine, receive alerts based on saved searches when bills are introduced that match your criteria.
State Impact Texas
StateImpact Texas is a collaboration of local public radio stations KUT Austin and KUHF Houston. Reporters Mose Buchele, Terrence Henry and Dave Fehling travel the state to report on how energy and environmental issues affect you.
The Texas Tribune is the a member-supported, digital-first, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Some access available through the Texas Reference Center.
Texas Reference Center
Articles from periodicals, reference books, and newspapers on Texas history, culture, and life, biographies of important Texans, and more.