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Library links to resources for Triad F
NEVER PAY FOR ARTICLES: The library subscribes to databases that have lots of articles in them from reputable news outlets. You do NOT need to pay for a subscription to a newspaper.
ALWAYS GRAB THE PERMALINK: Permalinks or permanent links are associated with articles so you can always get back to that article. You will need these for your Research Logs.
CQ Researcher provides in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides articles and other materials for developing persuasive arguments and essays, understanding controversial issues and developing analytical thinking skills.
Database covering social issues with Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. A rich resource for debaters it includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more.
Provides online reference from digitized reference sources. Searchable by reference source, by subject, or across all sources. Includes a concept mapping function to assist in broadening or narrowing searches. Reliable, reputable reference sources.
Comprehensive, scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database which features journal articles, but includes monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.
Full text. Some from 1887.
Unlimited simultaneous users.
Content updated daily.
These and all the of the TexShare Databases are funded by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services. The TexShare Databases are a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, made possible by state and federal funds, as well as through member participation fees.
Cross search 4 news databases including many local and regional newspapers from the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Asia, and throughout the world.
Filters to Select from the left menu:
Source Type: Newspapers
Publication Date: Using a date range will help you select articles that best address your issue
Document Type: Clicking on More will let you Include News, Article, and Feature and allow you to Exclude other types of content -- Be on the look out for Editorials, Commentary, From the Right, and other Op-Ed pieces.
Publication Title: Remember to pay attention to the bias of the source itself. Is the paper neutral and known for fact reporting - or is the publication intentionally reporting with a liberal or conservative voice?
Didn't make it to the library session? Lost the one you were given during the session? Love the idea so you want to use it for another class? Here you'll find a blank version of the mind map. Feel free to click on and print out.