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Locating News Sources for Current Event Topics
Recommended Databases & Websites
- Use many different search term combinations to strengthen the results of a search both out on the web and in academic databases.
- Know the author of your sources - background - profession
- Use quotes around phrases
"religion and women" AND "cultural impact"
Recommended Gateways to Middle East News Sources
ABYZ News Links
A portal to online news sources from around the world. It is primarily composed of newspapers but also includes many broadcast stations, internet services, magazines, and press agencies. Please note that ABYZ News Links does not contain actual news content but only links to other news sources. There are three main criteria for inclusion of a news source on this site. First, the source must have actual news content. Second, it must be reasonably professional in nature. Third, it should have fairly recently updated content.
Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East
Updated daily. Provides access to newspaper articles from independent media partners throughout the Arab World, including Turkey, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Iraq. Each day, editors translate Arabic, Hebrew, and Turkish reporting and commentary on politics and religion, business and economics, society and culture, and the arts and sports. The service has an international editorial board and also provides original reporting and commentary.
Europe Media Monitor
The European Commission Centre on Text Mining & Analysis is a fully automated system that analyses both traditional and social media. It gathers and aggregates about 300,000 news articles per day from news portals world-wide in up to 70 languages.
Euro Topics: European Press Roundup
Correspondents in all the EU member states as well as Russia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine monitor more than 500 print and online media across the entire political spectrum and translate excerpts from opinion pieces. Political, economic and social issues are continually examined from different perspectives. Brief introductions supply background information on the debates. Links to the original texts and media are also provided.
ProQuest Academic This link opens in a new window
ANALYSIS. Includes popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, books, videos & audio, dissertations & theses, newspapers and more.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
ANALYSIS. Provides an interdisciplinary archive of over one thousand leading academic journals from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. It is full-text searchable and includes images. Access usually starts for most journal titles between 3-5 years from the publication date. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1.
Academic OneFile | GALE This link opens in a new window
ANALYSIS. Peer-reviewed full-text scholarly articles across the academic disciplines.
International News Sources Databases
Global Breaking Newswires | ProQuest
Provides timely access to the best newswire content available from around the globe.
International NewsStream | ProQuest
ProQuest International Newsstream provides information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers, including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.
OneFile News | Gale
This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts
Popular Magazines | Gale
Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products
US NewsStream | ProQuest
Search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. For academic and public libraries, US Newsstream offers exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and co-exclusive access (with Factiva) to The Wall Street Journal. US News Stream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers.
All Sides - Determining Media Bias
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Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant.