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News and Current Events Databases

Academic Search Premier
What you'll find here: Newspaper, magazine, trade publication and scholarly journal articles covering a wide variety of topics. This is a broad, general database and a great starting place for information about almost any topic.
How to search this database: Read the Academic Search Premier Visual Guide.

The Afro-American (Baltimore) [Historical]
See Baltimore Afro-American Newspapers [Historical] for more information.

Baltimore Afro-American Newspapers [Historical]
What you'll find here: Images of all the content of The Baltimore Afro-American newspaper (also known as The Afro) including articles, ads, illustrations, and cartoons. It covers issues from 1893-1988.For historical content from other newspapers, see Historical Newspapers (ProQuest).
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.< /p>

Baltimore Sun
What you'll find here: Articles from Baltimore's main daily newspaper from 1990 to the present. This is the best source for local coverage. For more current newspaper issues, see National Newspapers.
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

Baltimore Sun [Historical]
What you'll find here: Articles from Baltimore's main daily newspaper from its first issue in 1837 to 1985. Full-page views including photos available as well as PDF versions of articles. For more recent articles from The Sun, see Baltimore Sun above. For historic issues of other newspapers, see Historical Newspapers
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

Christian Science Monitor: Use National Newspapers Core
What you'll find here: Articles published in the Christian Science Monitor, a daily, online newspaper that covers U.S. and world stories. Despite its title, it is not a religious paper and is known for avoiding sensationalism throughout its 100-year history. For issues from other newspapers, see National Newspapers.
How to search this database: Visit the ProQuest help page.

Chronicle of Higher Education
What you'll find here: Full access to The Chronicle of Higher Education, one of the best resources for news and information about colleges, universities, and collegiate-level education. It also contains job listings and access to premium content.
How to search this database: To get full text access to all articles from any device, create a free account on their website using your ubalt.edu email address. If you need more help, visit The Chronicle of Higher Education's help page.

CQ Researcher
What you'll find here: Comprehensive, analytical reports on popular news topics. The reports provide background on the topics along with competing viewpoints to avoid bias.
How to search this database: Take the CQ Researcher tour.

LexisNexis Academic
What you'll find here: Magazine, newspaper, and journal articles and information on various people, business, and countries. It also contains federal and state codes and case law. It's a database that tries to do it all.
How to search this database: Visit the LexisNexis help page.

National Newspapers Core
What you'll find here: Recent articles from the following newspapers. It does not offer the full page views that the historical newspaper databases have, but it has more recent material
Baltimore Sun (1990-present)
Christian Science Monitor (1988-present)
New York Times (1980-present)
Wall Street Journal (1984-present)
Washington Post (1996-present)
For older issues with full page views, see Historical Newspapers.
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

The New York Times : Use National Newspapers Core
What you'll find here: Articles from recent issues of The New York Times, one of the most prominent and respected daily newspapers in the U.S. For full page views of older issues, see The New York Times [Historical] below. For other newspapers, see National Newspapers above.
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

The New York Times [Historical]
What you'll find here: Articles from New York's main and one of the nation's most prominent daily newspapers from its first issue in 1851 to 2008. Full-page views including photos available as well as PDF versions of articles. For historical content from other newspapers, see Historical Newspapers (ProQuest). For more recent New York Times issues, see The New York Times above.
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
What you'll find here: A wide variety of resources including articles, essays, and statistics grouped by topic. These topics are current social issues, and the database covers both sides of the issue and provides background information on it.
How to search this database: Visit the database's Resources page for online tutorials.

The Wall Street Journal : Use National Newspapers Core
What you'll find here: Articles from one of the most widely read and respected daily newspapers from 1984 to the present. Although its articles touch on a wide variety of topics, the paper's focus is on national and international economic news. For articles from other newspapers, see National Newspapers.
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

The Washington Post : Use National Newspapers Core
What you'll find here: Articles from Washington, D.C.'s largest daily newspaper from 1996 to the present. Its coverage of the U.S. federal government also makes a good resource for national news. For older issues of The Washington Post, see The Washington Post [Historical] below. For articles from other newspapers, see National Newspapers.
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.

The Washington Post [Historical]
What you'll find here: Articles and full page views of Washington, D.C.'s largest and oldest daily newspaper from its first issue in 1877 through 1990. For more recent issues of The Washington Post, see The Washington Post above. For older issues of other newspapers, see Historical Newspapers.
How to search this database: Look at the ProQuest help page.