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LexisNexis

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Provides access to over 10,000 news, business and legal sources. Includes law journals, newspaper articles, and company reports. 

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CQ Researcher

The Congressional Quarterly Researcher provides in-depth reports on controversial subjects such as gun control, health care, and obesity.  The reports include a Pro/Con view, chronology of events, current situation awareness, and lists further resources.  An excellent resource for a position paper.

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MLA International Bibliography

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A large index which covers topics in literature, theory & criticism, language, linguistics, folklore and drama. Includes over 4,000 journals and links to some full-text.

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Google News

Google News searches news sites and arranges stories by topic, allowing you to read multiple viewpoints of a single event. 

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Google Scholar

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A public search engine specially designed to find academic research. 

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Business Source Complete- Enhanced

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All the information in Business Source Complete but with a new enhanced interface specifically designed for business research.

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Newspaper Source

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Covers American and international news. Offers full text articles from 40 newspapers, some full text transcripts of television and radio news programs, and selective full text for over 330 regional newspapers.

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MLA Directory of Periodicals

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A database of over 2.3 million citations covering literature, language, and linguistics. Citations are produced by the Modern Language Association and go back to the 1920s. 

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Academic Search Complete

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A collection of journals covering all academic disciplines, with full text provided for over 4,600 titles.

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Google Scholar

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A public search engine specially designed to find academic research.

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ebrary: Electronic Books

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Online access to a variety of academic and popular books. 

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