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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.
GenderWatchGenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.
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.