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Politics of Identity: POLS 0832

Reference Databases

Databases for articles

Articles written for a general audience usually report on events or express an opinion.  These you find in magazines and newspapers and are generally pretty easy to read. 
Articles in journals are usually much more focused and assume you know a lot about the topic. Academic writing is usually presenting new research and can be a challenge to read because of the academic language.
  • Academic Search Complete  Multidisciplinary database containing scholarly, magazine, and newspaper articles. Good place to start research.
  • Access World News  Full-text from over 1,400 U.S. and international newspapers. Many of the major American dailies--NYT, WP, PI, et.--are contained in this database.
  • GenderWatch GenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.
  • CQ Researcher  Extensive reports on public policy issues.
  • Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)    LexisNexis Academic covers thousands of publications, most of which are available in full text. It is especially useful for magazines, newspapers and legal research.
  • iPoll - Roper Center for Public Opinion Research   Search for polls conducted mainly at the national level.