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Current Events Sources - LSC-CyFair

Research Topics

See also: CQ Researcher and Opposing Viewpoints listed in the next section.

Magazine, Newspaper, & Journal Articles
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    LSC-CyFair Users | HCPL Users
    Full text on controversial issues from magazines, journals, statistical sources, and news publications.
  • CQ Researcher
    LSC-CyFair Users
    Full-text original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news.
  • US Major Dailies
    LSC-CyFair Users
    Full-text newspaper articles from the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and the New York Times.
  • MasterFILE Premier
    LSC-CyFair Users | HCPL Users
    Full-text articles from magazines & journal.
  • Newspaper Source
    LSC-CyFair Users | HCPL Users
    Full text from national and international newspapers plus news transcripts.
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
    LSC-CyFair Users
    Get population, education, crime rate numbers and more! Browse categories or search for specific information.
  • Credo Reference
    LSC-CyFair Users
    Full-text reference books on a variety of topics including history, anthropology, and related disciplines.
Books, Videos, Etc.

Use the Library Catalog to find materials to borrow or download.

Also find eBooks and eVideos:
  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    LSC-CyFair Users | HCPL Users
    Search complete eBooks on a variety of topics. Set up a free account and download to your device or computer.
  • Academic Video Online: Premium
    LSC-CyFair Users
    Full-length documentary videos.

NOTE: Request items online from library catalog with a Harris County Public Library Card or Lone Star College–CyFair Photo ID/Library Card. See instructions on getting a library card.

Selected Web Sites
Topic Discussions
  • Brookings Institution Topics (from the independent, nonprofit public policy research organization covers international political and social topics)
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports prepared by the Library of Congress (browse and/or search for topics)
  • Frontline (PBS program offers in-depth discussion on controversial issues in their current programs or previous reports)
  • Hot Topics (compilation of Internet sites on several current topics from reference librarians at St. Ambrose University)
  • National Special Interest Groups (from Project Vote Smart, a national, non-partisan organization that provides links to various organizations)


Public Opinion Polls

Citation Help

Find examples of MLA, APA, or Chicago style format on the Citation Help page to give credit to information sources used in an assignment.

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