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. For help with searching Academic Search Premier check out this interactive tutorial: Academic Search Premier: Introduction
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 full text information about each issue such as relevant articles from encyclopedias, 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 reliable 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.
Full text database of selected independent newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative press. Provides an alternative to mainstream media perspectives on local, national, and international issues.
Premier U.S. database of education literature. Sponsored by the US Department of Education. Includes journal (EJ) and ERIC Document (ED) citations with abstracts; full text of ERIC Documents from 1993 to present. An ERIC tutorial can be found here: ERIC Tutorial
Covers education topics such as critical thinking, teaching methods, curriculum, comparative education, literacy standards, multicultural education, psychology, special education, counseling, teacher/parent relations,vocational education, etc.
Includes PsycLIT. Indexes literature in psychology & related disciplines (sociology, linguistics,education, medicine, law, physiology, business, psychiatry, & anthropology). Covers journals, books, chapters, dissertations & technical reports.