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ENGL 111

A good starting place, encyclopedias can provide general background information and may suggest directions for research.

  • Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia 

  • Oxford Reference OnlineFull-text subject-focused Encyclopedias and Dictionaries from Oxford University Press

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  • Encyclopedias on Controversial Social Issues:


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These resources provide helpful background and history, statistics, and current trends around controversial topics:

The Pew Research Center provides information and reports on "on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." A great source of current statistics and analysis.


Government Statistics:

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Newspaper Articles

For national & international news:

 U.S. Major Dailies (Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post)Image result for newspaper source plusContains comprehensive full text for major newspapers from the U.S. and around the world.  Formerly Lexis-Nexis, Provides full text articles for regional, national, and international newspapers.

For a local or regional news: