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Dual Credit ENGL 1301/1302

Resources for current events research in ENGL 1301/1302

Find Sources for Current Events Research

The library databases in this list are helpful for finding topic overviews - general introductions with background information about a topic. Topic overviews can help give you perspective on the history of the issue and generate keywords and subtopics.

The library databases in this list are helpful for finding both current and historical newspaper articles.

Magazine and journal articles usually provide more details about a topic. Journal articles are written by experts or specialists in a field and may report the findings of new studies on a topic.

Streaming video databases often contain video clips and full documentaries with in-depth investigations or alternate perspectives on current events topics.

Books can be great sources of in-depth information and details about a topic. You can read eBooks 24/7 and take advantage of the automatic citation and download features in these databases.

The websites in this list are librarian-approved for up-to-date and reliable information about current events. 

Off-Campus Library Database Access

For off-campus access to the library databases, you will need to enter either your 14-digit library barcode or sign in with your MyLonestar email address and password. Once you have clicked on the link to a library database, you will be prompted to log in.

Boolean Searching

Use BOOLEAN SEARCHING to improve your search results in the research databases. Using the boolean operators AND, OR, & NOT will make you a more successful researcher.