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News Databases

The databases listed here are useful for finding background information or information in newspapers or popular magazines. 

   These databases cover national news across many papers, providing various perspectives.

  • Newspaper Source. Articles from regional United States newspapers, international newspapers, and newswires.
  • Ethnic Newswatch. Articles from over 340 alternative-press newspapers, magazines and journals. Includes the Chicago Citizen (1991-), Chicago Defender (1999-), Chicago Independent Bulletin (1996-2007), Chicago Jewish Star (1993-), Chicago Reporter (2009-), and Chicago Weekend (1992-).
  • Nexis Uni (new interface to Lexis-Nexis). Journal articles, newspapers (including the New York Times since 2002), wire services, broadcast transcripts, United States federal and state case law.
  • Regional Business News. Articles from business journals, newspapers and newswires.

   These search engines each cover one mainstream newspaper.

Selected databases for Latino Studies

Facts, Definitions, & Background Information

You can locate reliable facts, summaries of topics from dictionaries and encyclopedias, and background information about topics using resources such as CREDO on our Facts/Definitions page.

Research Reports & Scholarly Articles

  • Central Index. Broad coverage of interdisciplinary journals and additional material.
  • Academic Search Complete. Coverage of 800 core journals.
  • America: History and Life. NOTE: replaced by the Central Index database.
  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials. NOTE: replaced by the Central Index database.
  • Business Source Complete. Articles, conference proceedings, case studies, investment-research reports, industry reports, market-research reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.
  • Nexis Uni. Business and legal coverage. Journal articles, newspapers (including the New York Times since 2002), wire services, broadcast transcripts, United States federal and state case law.
  • Modern Language Association International Bibliography. NOTE: replaced by the Central Index database.
  • PsycINFO. NOTE: replaced by the Central Index database.
  • Scopus. BROAD INTERDISCIPLINARY coverage. Articles in science, medicine, technology, and the social sciences.
  • SocINDEX alternative tools. Articles from journals, books and conference papers in sociology and criminal justice.


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SimplyAnalytics (previously SimplyMap) contains United States census data, business data, and business points that can be manipulated and mapped. You can rank locations based on variables, create demographic analyses, and map variables to the county or sometimes the census Block.  If you sign in as a guest, you won’t need to create an account. Accounts are needed only to save search parameters and data results. (Information and help video page.)

Subject-Specific Portals (for non-published information, teaching tools, equipment, and software):

SocioWeb: A Guide to Sociology and Sociological Research   Covers education, employment, theorists, listservs, and other catagories of interest to sociologists.

SocioSite: Social Science Information System    Links to relevant information and resources for sociologists and other social scientists.

H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online  Contains lists and web sites for peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion for colleagues and the interested public.

The Society Pages - an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota and supported by individual donors.

Latino Cultures in the US an extensive collection that features dozens of curated online exhibits and thousands of digitized items. This extensive site is the result of collaboration with many museums and cultural institutions, including The Smithsonian, the National Museum of Mexican Art, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation, and many more. 

Teaching Resources from the National Latinx Psychology Association focuses on courses pertaining to Latinx mental health. 

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