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Hot Topics & Social Issues

CQ Researcher

    • 1991 to present
    • Weekly issues providing up-to-date information on controversial subjects - reported by CQ's (Congressional Quarterly's) staff of experienced reporters
    • Browse by date or topic

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

    • OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites

News & Newspapers

LexisNexis Academic

    • Full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications
    • Limit searches by news category, source, and date, and search within specific title

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

    • Offers full-page-images and article images from the New York Times(1851-2008), Wall Street Journal(1889-1994), Washington Post (1877-1995), Christian Science Monitor (1908-1998), The Chicago Tribune(1849-1988), and The Artlanta Constitution (1868-1945).

ProQuest National Newspapers

    • Coverage of 5 major U.S. newspapers, including The New York Times (1999 to date), Wall Street Journal (1982 to date), Washington Post (1987 to date), Los Angeles Times (1985 to date) and the Christian Science Monitor (1988 to date)

Access World News

    • Over 2,200 full-text newspapers and other news sources including many Florida newspapers (including the Miami Herald), the Boston Globe (12/12/79-Current), Chicago Tribune (1/1/85-Current),New York Times (1995-Current), and the Washington Post (1/1/77-Current).

Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers

    • The Historical Digital Newspaper Catalog Collection is an online tool that facilitates the discovery of online digitized historical newspaper content from the United States. NewspaperCat currently links to over 1000 full-text newspaper titles.

Bibliography Creation


    • Manage your references and citations with RefWorks (see details).
    • UF students/staff/faculty may create a free personal account and then automatically generate bibliographies and in-text citations.



Other General & Multidisciplinary Databases

Following are other databases that will help you get started in your research -- especially when looking for articles. Each database searches thousands of journals and provides links to peer-reviewed and scholarly articles. These do not search UF Library Catalog records.

Academic Search Premier

    • More than 13,600 indexed and abstracted journals
    • Full text for over 4,700 journals
    • Over 12,000 peer-reviewed, indexed and abstracted journals
    • More than 4,000 peer-reviewed, full-text journals
    • Easily limit searches to records with full text, peer-reviewed, etc.


    • Search over 50 article databases together or select more specific subject groupings to limit results.
    • Easily limit your search results to records linking to full text, peer-reviewed, etc.
    • Includes former Cambridge Scientific Abstracts databases.

Gale PowerSearch

    • Search 50+ Gale Group databases
    • After displaying search results you may limit to only records having full text.


    • 1990 to present
    • Multi-disciplinary index of articles from the contents pages of 12,000+ journals

Web of Science

    • 1900 to present
    • Includes Science, Social Science, and Arts & Humanities Citation Indexes

Online Reference Collections