Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Current Events Databases

Looking for recent reporting on what is happening now? Current events databases are the place to start. Current events databases provide you with full copies of popular and investigative newspaper and magazine articles on a full spectrum of political, economic, legal, social, and scientific topics and issues. Current events databases are a good place to familiarize yourself with a current topic or issue prior to engaging with more scholarly literature. 


You can find many current events databases on the Research Starters pages of the library's research guides.


Current Events Databases
  • Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of today's most important issues. It covers a wide range of social, economic, political and environment issues.  Each report is divided into specific sections to guide research.

  • A Congressional Quarterly Magazine on government, politics and commerce.

  • This is a current events database that allows students to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Newspaper Databases with Current Events Coverage

Newsbank
  • Full coverage of over 2200 national and international newspapers, media outlets, wire services, and magazines.

  • Provides full-text, cover-to-cover coverage of U.S. and international newspapers plus selective full-text coverage for an additional newspapers and transcripts from broadcast.

  • Provides full-text, business journals, newspapers and newswires that are locally covering metro and rural areas.