Research Databases: Current Issues
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- Academic Search Complete
(EBSCO) Full text of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
- CQ Researcher (LSCS Libraries)
(CQ Press) Full-text, balanced, comprehensive journalistic reports and analysis of current and controversial issues of the day.
- Issues and Controversies (LSCS Libraries)
(Facts on File) Full-text articles from different points of view on important issues in today's news, plus statistics and images.
- LexisNexis Academic
(LexisNexis) Contains laws and court rulings as well as law reviews and legal analysis for state and federal courts; full-text U.S. and world news articles, magazines, and journals; and company profiles for private and public businesses.
- MasterFILE Premier
Full-text articles from magazines & journals, and other sources including pamphlets, books, biographies, reports, etc.
- Newspaper Source
Selected full-text from 30 US national and international newspapers and 200 regional papers, plus TV & radio news transcripts
- Opposing Viewpoints (LSCS Libraries)
(Gale) Full text on controversial social issues from books, statistical reports, and news publications.
- Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) (LSCS Libraries)
Comprehensive summary of statistics about the United States population, industries and more. Browse broad subject categories or search to locate statistics or use as a guide to more information in print and on the internet. Sources include the United States government, as well as commercial publishers.
Current events database: over 100,000 articles from diverse sources & points of view, on important social/political/economic issues.
- US Major Dailies
(ProQuest) Provides access to the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and the New York Times.
- Country Information Sites – free web
- Credo Reference
(Credo) Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
- EBSCO eBook Collection - formerly NetLibrary
(EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
- Houston Chronicle (LSC-North Harris only)
(Newsbank,Inc.) Access to the full-text Houston Chronicle, 1985 to current; in addition, over 2,000 newspapers and other news sources from the US and selected international locations are included.
- Houston Chronicle - free web
(Hearst Communications Inc.) Access the electronic copy of today's Houston Chronicle
- Houston Chronicle Archives - free web
(Hearst Communications Inc.) Back issue access: 1985 - 2011
- MAS Ultra - Student Edition
(EBSCO) Help Full-text articles from magazines & newspapers, pamphlets, reference books, biographies, and images. (Pre-college)
- Media Education Foundation Collection
(Kanopy) Streaming video source that provides access to Media Education Foundation produced documentaries covering topics such as communication, media, political science, anthropology, and more.
- New York Times (LSC-University Park only)
(New York Times) Online and mobile subscription access to New York Times US, International, and Chinese editions. Use your Lone Star email address to create an account.
- NewsBank (LSC-North Harris only) NewsBank, Inc.) Provides full-text access to over 2,000 newspapers and online news sources from the United States and select international locations.