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These databases are the best places to start:
This is a great starting place for any topic. It covers all subject areas, includes articles from both popular magazines and scholarly journals, and has loads of full text. Depending on the topic, many students will get all they need from Academic Search Premier.
View this brief tutorial on how to effectively search this database:
This database is especially useful if you are still deciding which topic to research. You can either browse the most popular topics from the first screen, or you can search by keyword. The most helpful feature of Opposing Viewpoints is it provides essays supporting differing points of view for each topic. All of the essays are available full text.
It also provides other useful fulltext information about each issue such as relevant articles from encylopedias, magazines and scholarly journals. Use the tabs at the top of your search results to find these.
CQ Researcher is an excellent source for comprehensive background information current issues in the news. It is the most relaible place to find balanced, unbiased overviews. These reports are meant to educate rather than influence researchers.
This link takes you to the CQ Library, from there select CQ Researcher.
LexisNexis includes newspapers from around the world, including the New York Times (but not the Arizona Republic).
Search the Arizona Republic from 1999-present.
Search specifically for scholarly literature using Google