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NEED ARTICLES? CQ Press Electronic Library

Full-text access to CQ Researcher (current issues), CQ Weekly (recent activity in Congress), CQ Encyclopedia of American Government and CQ Supreme Court.


EBSCOhost and ProQuest are two big databases that provide access to newspapers, journals, magazines, and other information sources across a wide array of subject areas including current events, science, business, education, politics, history, religion, health, and more. ProQuest contains historical databases, going back to 1851!

Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost)

Includes over 860 full-text newspapers; also includes thousands of TV and radio transcripts.


Full text access to the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and New York Times from 1980 to present. Also: company news and financial data, Federal and state laws, court cases, medical information, and major reference sources including the Roper Polls.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints is a full text database providing access to information & opinions on controversial or hot topics. Database includes "viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites".

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online library of full-text e- books including encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, and other resources.

Use 24/7 e-ref if the chat librarian is out.