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Most Frequently Used Databases

  • Student Resources in Context
    Provides contextual information on a broad range of topics. Includes a variety of formats; reference books, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, podcasts and links to vetted websites and all referenced in the results lists.

    This is a good choice if you are looking for current events (it is updated daily) or if you are looking for multiple viewpoints (so many sources of information across so many different formats.

    MLA citation at the bottom of the article.
  • Global Issues in Context
    Accesses resources from around the glove, including a variety of newspapers and magazines, journals, and reference sources. You can continue to narrow and refine your results list by "searching within these results."

    Note that the sources listed first in the results are called "global viewpoints." This means that they are editorials or opinion columns, which may or may not be relevant to you. You can scroll through the results to find different formats.

    MLA citation at the bottom of the article.

    Take note of the "Global Viewpoints" section, which is usually listed first in the results. These are viewpoint articles (editorials) and may be of limited value for this project.
  • World Geography
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    This database has information about the world's countries, regions and global issues such as energy, economics and the environment in addition to information about specific countries.

    Use the search box to find information about your topic, OR

    you can select a country from the menu, OR

    you can look through the list of PERSPECTIVES (Key Question) OR

    use the LIBRARY tab to search a Key Work limited by a country or region OR

    use CLIOView, which is a statistical comparison tool. You can compare and contrast countries in up to three categories of information (and graph your results.)

    ML citation at the bottom of each article.

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