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Library Databases

Thirty-nine databases of reliable, in-depth, and current information, including more than 13 periodical and newspaper databasesAlways the best place to start for quality resources. You will need to log in with your regular user name and password. 


North American News Sources -- SEARCH THESE SITES

The New York Times --  The most respected newspaper in the country. Archives searchable back to 1981. Daily News Quiz.

The Christian Science Monitor -- Probably the best American newspaper for international news.

Washington Post -- An important newspaper for following politics in Washington D.C.

The Globe and Mail  -- One of Canada's finest newspapers

 -- The weekly news magazine.  Archives searchable back to 1923.

Newsweek -- The other weekly news magazine.

US News and World Report-- The other "other weekly news magazine." 

The Nation -- An influential and long-running left-leaning journal.

National Review -- The most important conservative journal in America.

Mother Jones -- High-quality articles from a left-leaning perspective.

Weekly Standard -- Another influential conservative magazine.

NPR News -- National Public Radio.


ProPublica -- "A
n independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest."

Slate -- Online magazine. -- Coverage of national politics.

Cook Political Report -- "An independent, non-partisan newsletter that analyzes elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, Governors and President as well as American political trends." -- For financial news.

Foreign Affairs
 -- A very influential publication.

Current History -- "The oldest United States publication devoted exclusively to world affairs." -- "Background information and developing news stories in the fields of defense, space, intelligence, WMD, and homeland security."

Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index -- Scores of political cartoons on scores of subjects. -- Annenberg Political Fact Check.  Find out how much of the truth the politicians are telling you.

Program for Public Consultationon -- From the University of Maryland.

Politics1 -- National, state, and local political news and information.

GoveTrack -- "We publish the status of federal legislation, information about your representative and senators in Congress including voting records, and original research on GovTrack Insider."


BBC News -- The premier British news organization.  One of the best comprehensive news sites on the web.  Weekly World News Quiz.

Times Online -- The Times of London -- the first "Times".

The Guardian -- An influential British newspaper.

Reuters -- Major British-based news agency.

The Economist -- Highly respected and influential British magazine of economics and world affairs. "Premium" content is now available only to subscribers.

Der Spiegel -- English language version of major German news magazine.

Le Monde Diplomatique --Monthly news summary from France's most prestigious newspaper.  English version.

ITAR-TASS -- Official Russian news agency.

Moscow Times

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Ha'aretz English Edition -- A respected Israeli newspaper.

Jerusalem Post -- Another influential Israeli newspaper.

Al-Jazeera -- The controversial Arab satellite channel from Qatar.  Extremely popular in the Arab world.

Al-Ahram Weekly -- A highly respected Egyptian newspaper. In English.

IRNA --  Islamic Republic News Agency.  The official Iranian news agency.

Tehran Times -- Iranian daily in English.

SANA -- Syria Arab News Agency.  Official news service.

Arab News -- Saudi Arabian newspaper.


Xinhua -- Chinese state news agency.

People's Daily -- Chinese Communist Party newspaper.

Taipei Times -- From Taiwan.

Asahi Shimbun -- Japanese daily associated with the International Herald Tribune.

Indian Express --"Delhi based daily."

Daily Dawn -- "Pakistan's most widely circulated English language newspaper."

Korean Central News Agency -- State-run news agency of North Korea.  A trip.

Africa -- SEARCH THESE SITES -- "Over 800 stories daily in English and French and offering a diversity of multi-lingual streaming programming as well as over 600,000 articles in our searchable archive (which includes the archive of Africa News Service dating from 1997)."

NAA:  New Africa Analysis --"The latest news from Africa as it happens from a progressive perspective."


BBC Country Profiles:  Americas -- Covers news, headlines, overviews, leader profiles, facts and timelines.

Business News Americas -- "Daily English and Spanish regional news coverage across 12 sectors and complementary intelligence."

Center for International Policy -- "Timely policy analysis, North-South dialogue and in-depth reports on key issues of the hemisphere through weekly publications by its experienced staff and regional network of policy experts."

COHA-- The Council on Hemispheric Affairs,"a nonprofit, tax-exempt independent research and information organization."
Granma Internacional -- Government newspaper from Cuba.

Latin America in Movement -- From the Latin American Information Agency (ALAI, for its Spanish acronym). "A communications organization committed to human rights, gender equality, and citizen participation in the development and public affairs of Latin America."

Latin America Press -- "Publishing independent news, analysis and information materials since 1969... As an alternative source of information we cover the kind of angles and people that you won't find everyday in the mainstream media."

Latin Business Chronicle -- "Miami-based online journal Latin Business Chronicle, a division of Latin Trade Online, offers the trends beyond the daily headlines, through in-depth reports and commentaries."

OAS -- Organization of American States.

Political Database of the Americas -- From Georgetown University.

ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America -- "Published three times yearly, focuses on different themes related to Latin America, Latinos/as, and the Iberian peninsula."

Zona Latina-- "Covers all types of media and advertising in Latin America, with research data, photographs, event schedules, directories, book reviews, and numerous links to Latin American media resources."

News Search and Aggregators

AllSides -- "Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant." - "A news search engine, news aggregator, and news services provider founded by Michael Kynast in 2000.  We are first news search engine to arrange search results by geo-source of the news organization and categorization by news media type (Newspapers, Television, Radio, Internet)."

NewsNow -- " is the UK's first and leading home-grown and independent news aggregation service. Fully-automated, and on a continuous basis, NewsNow displays breaking headlines linking to news websites all around the world."

World -- World newspapers online and news sites in English by region.

Watching America -- "News and views about the United States published in other countries." Translated into English.