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Lexis Nexis Academic
A database that contains current, up-to-date newspapers, both regional and international.
U.S. and international newspapers, including U.S. regional newspapers and television and radio news transcripts.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
A historical dictionary, widely accepted as the most comprehensive record of the English language. Includes a word's changing meanings, and contemporaneous quotes highlighting changes in usage.
This is a great resource to look for articles arguing for or against a particular issue.
Keep in mind that there are often several synonyms for the same topic – if you don’t find resources under ‘death penalty,’ for instance, you might try searching instead for ‘capital punishment.’
Search Contexts: understanding people in their social worlds!
Looking for information or a pro/con argument on a social topic? Contexts is a wonderful magazine that reviews social issues: things like abortion, aging populations, incarceration, terrorism, etc. Click on the title, then click on the GO button next to the first database listed to search through the specific journal!