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.
- MasterFILE Premier
Full-text articles from magazines & journals, and other sources including pamphlets, books, biographies, reports, etc.
- National Newspapers Core (LSCS Libraries) - Note: Formerly ProQuest Newspapers
(ProQuest) Full text of Christian Science Monitor, NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post.
- Newspaper Source
Selected full-text from 30 US national and international newspapers and 200 regional papers, plus TV & radio news transcript
- Opposing Viewpoints (LSCS Libraries)
- Opposing Viewpoints (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
(Gale Cengage Learning) 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.
- Country Information Sites – free web
- CountryWatch (LSC-North Harris only)
(CountryWatch, Inc.) Provides news, geographical, political, economic, and cultural information and maps on each of the 194 countries of the world.
- 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 - 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)