Articles from local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers.
Five full text databases are included. NewsBank Academic Library Collection provides contemporary articles from national and international newspapers, wire services and magazines from 1986 forward. Newsbank Retrospective covers 1970-1991 and focuses on contemporary American History. MOREnet offered Full-Text Newspapers includes local, regional and national newspapers in one searchable database. The Kansas City Star covers 1991-Current and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch covers 1988-Current.
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ABI/INFORM Global™ is a comprehensive business database, including business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape. ABI/INFORM Archive™ is included. This retrospective companion to ABI/INFORM provides cover-to-cover page images complete with illustrations and advertisements. The database contains complete runs of business and management journals for a historical perspective on corporate strategies, management techniques, marketing, product development, and industry conditions worldwide.
Titles include Academy of Management Journal, Foreign Affairs, Nation’s Business, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Marketing.
Major publishers include Springer Verlag, Sloan Management Review, Sage Publications, Palgrave Macmillan, Oxford University Press, MCB UP Limited (Emerald), and Kluwer Academic Publishers.
ABI/INFORM Global also includes non-periodical content like EIU ViewsWire, ProQuest Business Dissertations, Author Profiles from Scholar Universe, and links to Safari Business Books Online™.
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Cultural information for countries, states, and provinces.
Cultural information for over 200 countries is included in the World Edition. U.S. States and Canadian provinces are also covered. In addition to the country/state/province reports, the database includes a photo gallery with thousands of images, downloadable slideshows, downloadable and streaming videos, interviews with native children and adults from countries around the world, five recipes for each country, short biographies of five to ten famous people for each country, maps and flags, sound files providing national anthems and country name pronunciation, state bird sound files, and more. The database is keyword searchable.
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Analytical, statistical and directory data for over 250 countries and territories.
Europa World Plus is the online version of The Europa World Year Book and the Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. The year book, first published in 1926, covers political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories. Europa World Plus combines the world-wide coverage of The Europa World Year Book with regular online updates. This Web version delivers economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country, and includes thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a listing of some 1900 international organizations. The nine-volume Regional Surveys of the World series includes Africa South of the Sahara; Central and South-Eastern Europe; Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia; The Far East and Australasia; The Middle East and North Africa; South America, Central America and the Caribbean; South Asia; The USA and Canada; and Western Europe. These volumes provide in-depth, expert analysis at regional, sub-regional and country level.
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International viewpoints on global issues, topics, and current events.
Global Issues In Context offers international viewpoints on global issues, topics, and current events. It includes hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together selected sources for analysis of these issues. Each portal includes podcasts, video, and interactive graphs. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search.
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International company and industry news and information.
International business, company, and industry content including periodical and news articles and press releases; detailed information for domestic and international companies and associations, including information on corporate hierarchical structures; company financials and earning estimates; investment reports; corporate chronologies and company histories; brands and product information; industry and company rankings; Market Share data; industry overviews; and HR Law Case Digests.
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Physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues.
The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia. Use Browse Issues and Topics, World Map, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.
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Covers religion and spirituality from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the rituals of today.
World Religions includes articles—including more than 5,000 new articles on ancient religions/mythology and faith in America—tablet/mobile-friendly videos, and images on the beliefs, practices, and history of religions across the world. Topic Centers feature content on 15 living religions—including African Traditional Religion, Baha’i Faith, Buddhism, Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Native American Religions, New Religious Movements, Protestantism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism—with links to core essays, key primary sources, complete sacred texts, fact files, glossary terms, timelines, images, videos, and more.
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History of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800s.
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean provides access to reference, periodicals, multimedia, reports, studies, journals, newspapers, and statistical data. An archive of digitized primary documents focus on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800s through the contemporary period sourced from collections in the U.S. and abroad. The archive and portal serve as both integrated and standalone resources.
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"The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level."
"Connecting, collecting, and sharing knowledge about critical social issues." Search, browse issues, or browse the curated "Special Collections" of reports on issues such as Race and Policing, or Gun Violence.
"Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions."
ProPublica conducts "investigative journalism in the public interest." It doesn't give pro/con sides of issues, but it seeks to expose abuses of power and find the facts behind the issues. Browse for topic ideas under the "Investigations" tab, or check the "Tools & Data" tab for graphics, statistics, and interactive tools.