• EBSCOhost
    Search from a wide range of research databases for magazine and journal articles. Updated daily.
    Full text of about 600 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, from their earliest issues up to 3-5 years ago. Does not include current issues of the journals.
  • Alt-Press Watch
    ProQuest. A full text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press.
  • LexisNexis Academic Universe
    Full-text of newspapers, wire services, and magazines from around the world, including the New York Times and Oregonian . Also provides company profiles and financial reports, government transcripts, trade journals and academic and legal databases.

Hot Topics

  • CQ Researcher
    Topical, full text reports on controversial issues. Each report features a summary, chronology, and bibliography. Updated weekly.
  • SIRS Knowledge Source
    ProQuest. Full text information on social issues, science, health, history, government, business, and the arts and humanities.
  • Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)
    Gale. A one-stop source for information on current social issues. Includes viewpoint articles on both sides of an issue, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Find Sources

Find more!  The Library search box is your starting point to find books, ebooks, DVDs, articles, and other materials.

Suggested Catalog Searches

Research handbooks and manuals

Report writing

Academic writing

Persuasive writing

English language - composition and exercises
The following series of print titles are also good places to start your research on contemporary social issues.

At Issue

Taking Sides

Current Controversies

Reference Shelf

Literary Leanings

  • Literature Resource Center (LRC)
    Gale. Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
  • Literature Criticism Online
    Gale. Literary criticism for authors who lived during the 19th century. Includes scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.

Special Thanks

to Bob Kingston, who updated this guide.

Last Update: 25 May 12:43