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This guide provides links to current event databases available through the library as well as a selection of U.S. and international news sources that will assist you in learning more about current events.
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Cite Your Sources
Citations can feel a bit tedious sometimes but it is important to cite the sources you use in your research. Not to worry, there are resources to help you...
Evaluating Your Sources
Are your sources crappy or not? Evaluate your sources using this CRAAP test.
Finding Journal and Newspaper Articles...
The following are a selection of journal and newspaper databases available through the UHMC Library. You may need to login with your UH username and password to access these.
Opposing Viewpoints Reports: The following databases offer in-depth, non-biased coverage of many of today's important issues:
Newspaper & Magazine Articles: Search these magazine or newspaper databases for recent articles on all topics:
Articles & Resources on Other Countries
Here are 2 key places to find sources for your Final Inquiry Project:
Search "everything" available through the UHMC Library - includes all library subscribed databases, print and ebook collections, and more.
- Google Scholar
Search the Internet - Google Scholar is recommended over doing a regular Google search. Consult the Using Google Scholar page for instructions on accessing the full-text articles via the UHMC Library databases, extracting citations, and using advanced search to search authors and geographic locations.
U.S. and International News Sources
Here are some U.S. and international news sources for your assignment:
Initially launched as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel, Al Jazeera has expanded into a network with several outlets. It's a Doha-based state-funded broadcaster owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.
A newspaper launched in Thailand in 1995. Its new publisher is Asia Times Holdings Limited, incorporated and duly registered in Hong Kong.
The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is a British public service broadcaster with its headquarters in London, England.
A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper; it's part of the Guardian Media Group, owned by The Scott Trust Limited.
A reader-supported nonprofit news organization reporting on everything from politics and climate change to education and food.
Founded by abolitionists in 1865, The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine. It reports on issues of importance to the progressive community, including politics, social issues and the arts.
A multimedia news organization and radio program producer. NPR is a state-run media organization that produces and distributes news and cultural programming to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States.
An American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851, by The New York Times Company.
A business-focused, international newspaper based in New York City. The Journal is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp.
An American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. - because of its location in the capital city of the United States, the newspaper has an emphasis on U.S. national politics.
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