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How do I find information on a current event topic?

Last Updated: Feb 08, 2012  |  45 Views

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We have two databases that are very good for topics and events currently of interest.  They are 

CQ Researcher/CQ Researcher Global and Opposing Viewpoints.  A quick keyword search in either of these databases retrieves short but comprehensive reports on topics.  These are particularly good sources because each report on a topic includes background and chronology, an assessment of the current situation, tables and maps, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and bibliographies of key sources.

In addition, finding current newspaper, magazine and journal articles, many of which include the full-text of the article, is very easy in a database like Academic Search Premier.

You could also search InfoKat, the online catalog for UK Libraries to identify other resources like books, government publications, videos, maps, etc. on your topic.  These are not likely to be quite as current as the periodical articles but would give you a more indepth treatment of your topic.

 Please let us know if we can be of any further help to you.

Answered by Peter Hesseldenz

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