News and Social Issues

Access World News (NewsBank)

Find current and diverse global perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content. Access here

America's News

News of local interest happens everywhere, from small towns to big cities across the United States. America's News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide in a single, fully searchable online database. It includes the electronic editions of more than 2,400 U.S. news sources with more than 70% of these sources not available in any other library database.

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Brazosport Facts

Text verions of the The Facts dating back to 2001 provided by NewsBank. The Facts is the largest daily newspaper for Brazoria County. Access here

Houston Chronicle Archives

Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.
Date Range: 1985-Current

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Houston Chronicle Collection

This is a direct link to the new integrated collection of the Houston Chronicle, including the computerized full text of the print publication, the web-only content and the pdf format of the electronic image edition.

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New York Times

Full-text coverage of the US newspaper of record. Offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions, and presidential press conference transcripts. Includes access to the full archive of Times articles from three date ranges; (1851-1922), (1923-1980), and (1981-Present). Offers courses, events and exclusive content for pre-college and professional audiences. The archives also include Times Machine, a browser-based digital replica of every edition of The New York Times published between 1851 and 1980. 

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Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Use the included Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. Access here

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Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center brings together information thats needed to understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, images and podcasts, links to hand-selected web sites, and more!

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