Current Events

Article Databases

CQ Researcher

Original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Controversial topics are addressed in a balanced, unbiased manner.

LexisNexis Academic

Full-text news, legal, and business sources.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

ProQuest News & Newspapers

Search for articles in news publications, including The Christian Science MonitorLos Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and newspapers from Washington and the Western U.S.

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.


Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Research projects include U.S. politics; media and news; internet and technology; and religion.


PolitiFact, a division of the Tampa Bay Times, is an independent fact-checking journalism website. PolitiFact’s reporters and editors fact-check statements from the White House, Congress, candidates, advocacy groups and more. Every fact-check includes analysis of the claim, an explanation of PolitiFact’s reasoning and a list of links to all sources.


A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. FactCheck monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Reviewed 2016