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Where to Look
Now that you have an idea of what to focus on, you can start drilling down deeper on your one, specific topic. This is the real meat of your research and will give you the sources you'll use in your annotated bibliography/final paper.
The databases below cover a wide range of topics, which is useful when you're just starting your deeper research or if you're not sure which subject areas to look in.
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.
Full-text, balanced, comprehensive journalistic reports and analysis of current and controversial issues of the day.
Issues & Controversies
Full-text articles from different points of view on important issues in today's news, plus statistics, images, related court cases, and more.
Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
EBSCO eBook Collection
Search complete electronic books. Read in browser, or create an account to download books to various devices
Complete historical full text of all issues of peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
Pro-Tip! You can search multiple EBSCO at the same time. Go into one database, then look for the "Choose Databases" link above the search bar, then check off the databases you want to use.
Think about exactly what subjects your topic fits into. There may be a specialized database, like the Psychology & Behavioral Sciences collection if you're looking at something psychological or sociological.
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.