Opposing Viewpoints in Context provides full-text articles and reference material on wide range of social issues such as immigration, abortion, animal rights, biomedical ethics, gun control, gangs, homelessness, etc.
Credo Reference contains general and subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, bibliographies, chronologies, handbooks, atlases, and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of full-text e-books that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books in biography, history, literature, medicine, and more.
CQ Researcher reports provide "in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy." Each CQ Researcher report is researched and written by a journalist and includes a "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."
MegaFILE is comprised of EBSCO's Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, and Regional Business News databases. Full text is available for nearly 12,000 publications.
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.
ProQuest News & Newspapers
Provides full text coverage of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers. Includes the former ProQuest Newsstand collection, now named Global Newsstream.
Provides citations, abstracts, and full text to articles from journals that cover the "fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others".
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Provides data supplied by the United States Census Bureau on housing, employment, demographics, business/industry and more.
Library Combined Search helps find articles, books, and videos from the library collection.
Book Search searches the listing of books and ebooks available at the Normandale Library.
Article Databases by Subject
All of the library's online collections, organized by subject.
What Is a Library Database?
Video by Northeastern Illinois University Ronald Williams Library
Picking a Topic
Video by NC State University Libraries
Using Keywords in Databases
Video by California State University San Bernardino John M. Pfau Library
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