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Topic Overviews

  • Opposing Viewpoints 
    (Gale) Full text on controversial social issues from books, statistical reports, and news publications.
  • CQ Researcher
    (CQ Press) Full-text, balanced, comprehensive journalistic reports and analysis of current and controversial issues of the day.
  • Issues and Controversies 
    (Facts on File) Full-text articles from different points of view on important issues in today's news, plus statistics and images
  • 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.

Articles

  • Academic Search Complete 
    (EBSCO) Full text of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    (Gale) Full text on controversial social issues from books, statistical reports, and news publications.
  • US Major Dailies
    (ProQuest) Provides access to the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and the New York Times.
  • Newspaper Source
    (EBSCO) Help
    Selected full-text from 30 US national and international newspapers and 200 regional papers, plus TV & radio news transcripts
  • New York Times (Registration link only)  - New
    (New York Times) Complimentary access to the New York Times online. Register, then download the mobile app or use your computer or tablet to login to NYTimes.com.
    To register:
    1. Enter the name of the college (Lone Star College System).
    2. Follow the instructions to use your LoneStar email to register for your own personal account.  
    3. Your expiration date will display upon registration.
    4. The New York Times Crossword  (full version) and NYT Cooking are not included in your complimentary subscription.

    Note: Faculty can register at NYTimesInEducation.com with their LoneStar email for instructor tools and features.
    Need help?  Ask your campus librarian.

  • 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.
  • 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
    (EBSCO) Help
    Full-text articles from magazines & journals, and other sources including pamphlets, books, biographies, reports, etc.
  • MAS Ultra - Student Edition
    (EBSCO) Help
    Full-text articles from magazines & newspapers, pamphlets, reference books, biographies, and images. (Pre-college)
  • TOPICsearch 
    (EBSCO) Help
    Current events database: over 100,000 articles from diverse sources & points of view, on important social/political/economic issues.

E-Books

  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    (EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
  • EBook Central
    (ProQuest) Over 100,000 titles coverage a range of academic topics. General reference works are also included.

Statistics

  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) 
    (ProQuest) Help
    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.
  • Gallup Poll free web
    (Gallup, Inc.) Gallup has been collecting public opinion polls for over 70 years. 
  • Pew Research free web
    (Pew Research Center) A nonpartisan think tank that combines public opinion polls with demographic research and content analysis on a variety of issues, attitudes, and trends.

Video

  • 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.

News

Houston

  • 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
  • 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 Business Journal - free web  
    (American City Business Journals, Inc.) Local business news, industry news, and market intelligence for the Greater Houston area. Search back issues from 1996 to the present in their archives. Subscription access includes expanded content.

United States

  • Newspaper Source
    (EBSCO) Selected full-text from 30 US national and international newspapers and 200 regional papers, plus TV & radio news transcripts.
  • US Major Dailies 
    (ProQuest) Help
    Provides access to the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and the New York Times.
  • Regional Business News
    (EBSCO) Full text from business newspapers, magazines, and newswires throughout the United States.
  • 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.  
  • New York Times (Registration link only)  - New
    (New York Times) Complimentary access to the New York Times online. Register, then download the mobile app or use your computer or tablet to login to NYTimes.com.
    To register
    1. Enter the name of the college (Lone Star College System).
    2. Follow the instructions to use your LoneStar email to register for your own personal account.  
    3. Your expiration date will display upon registration.
    4. The New York Times Crossword  (full version) and NYT Cooking are not included in your complimentary subscription.
    Note: Faculty can register at NYTimesInEducation.com with their LoneStar email for instructor tools and features.
    Need help?  Ask your campus librarian.
  • New York Times (LSC-University Park)
    (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.
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers 
    (ProQuest) Over 30 million digital pages of seventeen American newspapers dating back to the 18th century. 

International

  • Newspaper Source
    (EBSCO) Selected full-text from 30 US national and international newspapers and 200 regional papers, plus TV & radio news transcripts.
  • 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.  
  • CountryWatch 
    (CountryWatch, Inc.) Provides news, geographical, political, economic, and cultural information and maps on each of the 194 countries of the world.
  • 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.

Business

  • Regional Business News
    (EBSCO) Full text from business newspapers, magazines, and newswires throughout the United States.
  • Houston Business Journal - free web
    (American City Business Journals, Inc.) Local business news, industry news, and market intelligence for the Greater Houston area. Search back issues from 1996 to the present in their archives. Subscription access includes expanded content.
  • Morningstar Mutual Funds Online (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL) - NOTE: 5 simultaneous user limit
    (Morningstar, Inc.) Mutual funds investment information; information on stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. A searchable database.

Education

  • Chronicle of Higher Education Online 
    (EBSCO) Features the latest news related to colleges and universities and includes employment listings for higher education. Full-text from 1999. Most current month unavailable. Note: Access is also available through http://www.chronicle.com/. Articles not marked as premium content are accessible
Link to Databases by Title Search for magazines, newspapers, and journals by title Find Databases by Subject

  1. Search the Library Catalog. Request any circulating items not in your local library using the "Place Hold" button. Login with your 14-digit library barcode number and PIN.
  2. Looking for a specific article? Search the Full Text Finder for newspaper, magazine, or journal titles.
  3. Search WorldCat to find books and articles from libraries worldwide, then apply at your local library for a TexShare card to borrow them directly or request specific books and articles through interlibrary loan.

 

TexShare databases Selected databases are funded, in part, through TexShare, a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, utilizing grant funds provided by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services.