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Non-scholarly, Popular Press Sources

Issues and Controversies (Facts on File) (1995 - present)

Full text analysis of opposing viewpoints for more than 600 controversial topics in the news. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies, and contact information augment the coverage of current and historical events.

Opposing Viewpoints

Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues, such as world food supply, genetic engineering, and terrorism. Opposing Viewpoints In Context brings together viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government and organizational statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazines articles, as well as links to more than 1,800 reviewed and subject-indexed web sites.

CQ Researcher (1923 - present)

Full text reports on current and controversial issues in U.S. politics, health care, education, economics, bioethics, environment and society. A good starting point for research. Includes summaries and bibliographies.

Omnifile Full Text Mega (1982 - present)

An index with abstracts and some full text covering all subjects, including humanities and social sciences.

Academic Search Complete (1887 - present)

Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines. Contains nearly 12,000 publications, including more than 6,300 peer-reviewed publications. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study.



Provides full-text for over 600 U.S. and over 700 international news sources.
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Coverage: 1977 - present
API and Archive contains bibliographic information on over 300 international periodicals dealing with alternative, radical, and left information. [more info]
Coverage: 1969 - present
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) is a diverse group of 127 alternative news organizations covering every major metropolitan area and other less-populated regions of North America.
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The current edition of The Breeze. An "Archives" site allows the reader to search, by index term, for older articles. [more info]
Daily News-Record online with links to other area newspapers.  Read the headlines.
Daily News-Record Search and Archives via Readex, 1993-present (JMU users get archival articles for free)
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Coverage: 1993 - one day ago
Full text and indexing for ethnic, minority, and international newspapers and magazines... [more info]
Coverage: 1990 - Present
Gateway to business resources including full text periodicals, news photographs, company reports, and financial data. [more info]
Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
Coverage: Current
Links to over 50 Virginia newspapers, as well as to campus newspapers and those in other states and countries. [more info]
Selected full text for U.S. and international newspapers... [more info]
Coverage: 1975 - present
This excellent site has categories for the United States, international countries, business, religion, trade, etc. newspapers. A major site. [more info]



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