The library databases below are some of the most frequently used:
Academic Search Premier 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 ENG102 students will get all they need from Academic Search Premier.
View this brief tutorial on how to effectively search this database
The most helpful feature of Opposing Viewpoints is that it provides clearly identified pro and con sources for each topic. You can either browse the most popular topics from the first screen, or you can search by keyword. This is a great place to start, but you need to look at other tools also. All of the essays are available full text.
It also provides other useful 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.
Access World News offers newspaper coverage from around the US and around the world.