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LEJA 441: Seminar on Current Issues in the Court System: Library Databases

Issues in the News

CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher is often the first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
6,600+ viewpoint articles; statistics; biographies; court cases; primary docs

Popular Multidisciplinary Databases


America's Newspapers
Selected full text from over 600 U.S. newspapers, including current articles from the Chicago Tribune.

Historical Chicago Tribune, 1849-1987
This database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in PDF. It offers access to nearly 135 years of a newspaper intimately tied to the development of Chicago and the growth of the Midwest region and nation. Includes display & classified ads; comics & cartoons; photos, maps, & graphics; and editorials & commentary in addition to news articles.

LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis® Academic is an outstanding service for researching news, business, and legal topics. It contains more than 6,000 sources from all over the world, drawn from print, broadcast, and online media. The deep backfile lets you find contemporary accounts of events that took place decades ago.

Newspaper Source
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

Proquest Digital Microfilm
New York Times & Chicago Tribune for several years.

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