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These databases offer overviews and summaries of the issues and pro-con information on issues.
ProQuest Central will find many additional articles from thousands of magazines and newspapers (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.):
These will find statistics:
These databases cover a wide range of world events and topics:
How do you know a "Scholarly Article" (also referred to as academic articles or peer-reviewed articles) when you come across one?
Articles in different fields may differ slightly (a scholarly article comparing two works of literature will lack data, graphs, and discussions of methodology, while a paper on the study of a new medication SHOULD have all of those things), but ALL scholarly articles will have items 1-5, and 7-8 on this list, as well as a references page (or works cited, or bibliography; the name varies depending on the field)
The titles listed here (and many more) can be accessed by copy/pasting titles into the Start Your Research Here box above.
E-books can be read online by clicking the link below "full text availability", and physical books can be held for you at the library by clicking into a book's catalog record and selecting "Request for pickup at Library Circulation Desk".
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