Recommended best resources for starting your research.
To effectively search on a topic, you need to understand the terminology (what keywords best describe your topic) & it's history:
- Subject Guides (Resources by Subject)
- Academic Search Complete
- Custom Newspapers
Full-text to many regional, US, and non-US newspapers. For most of them, coverage is from 1996-present.
Unlike most databases, JSTOR has plenty of content published before the 1990s, but it does not have full-text for the most recent 2-3 years. Articles in all subjects, but especially good for history, area studies, the arts and humanities, mathematics, environmental science, and. Click here for help using this database.
- National Newspapers
Full-text articles from major national newspapers including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post. Coverage for most is 1980-present. Best place to search for news articles from the past 3 decades.
- ProQuest (all of the ProQuest databases)