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I need help finding articles for my English 1301 class. It's on current events.

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Go to our Databases by Subject LibGuide, linked below, and select the Hot Topics tab.

There are several databases you can use to find resources on current events:

CQ Researcher

  • Select from the current or recent reports on the homepage.

  • Search for a keyword, using the quick search box or by using filters on the Advanced Search page.

  • Use Browse by Topic, which allows you to browse all reports on all topics, and narrow the focus of your research.

  • Use Browse by Date of publication, which allows you to locate the most recent reports published or to see all reports published in a particular year.

  • Use Browse by Issue Tracker, which allows you to see all of the reports published on a narrowly defined topic.

  • Use Browse by Pro/Con, which lets you select a report based on the expert Pro/Con debate feature contained within each report.

Facts on File

  • You can search by entering terms in the search box at the top left.. Results are sorted by relevance by default, but you may re-sort results by date or titles.

  • You can limit results by using the tabs above your results list: articles load by default, but you can switch to just editorial cartoons, by the numbers, or reference shelf by clicking on the appropriate tab. Using the pull-down menu you can further limit by retrieving only main articles or sidebars.

  • If you're stumped, try theIssues & Controversies;Need a Research Topic? page at the bottom right. You can browse through topics until you find one you like.

  • You can also  use the Subject Index and Issues Pro and Con list on the bottom left to get ideas for topics, too.

Gale: Opposing Viewpoints

  • You can search by entering terms in the Search box at the top of the page or select a popular topic from the home page. 

  • Some limits area available from the home page, but more are available Under Advanced search.

  • When you've found a topic page in Opposing Viewpoints, the resources are arranged by type. If you perform a search and get a result list instead of a topic page, there won't be as many resources available. 

  • If you need pro an con articles try clicking Viewpoints above the search bar before entering your search term.

Academic Search Complete

  • Enter your search term or phrase into the search bar.

  • Refine your results offers some quick limits to save you time in your research. You can apply as many limits as you want to any search.

      • Go to the Refine your results column on left hand side of the page and Select the Full Text box.

      • If you need academic or scholarly sources, check the boxes next to those selections.

      • Use the Subject Thesaurus term option to limit by EBSCO subject. Simply click to expand, then click "Show More" to see all available subjects within the result list.

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