Note: Stanford subscribes to over 1000 Databases that index articles and books on various topics. Since there are so many databases we recommend a select subset of databases which will give you access to articles in a wide variety of subject areas.
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Sociological Abstracts You can use Proquest Social Sciences and select several of the social science databases, such as PAIS International, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS),Psycinfo, Political Science Worldwide, and others.
America History and Life (add Historical Abstracts too using the Choose Databases link on the search page). This databases indexes (and provides many articles in full text) scholarly history articles and texts
Policy File - U.S. foreign and domestic policy papers and gray literature, PolicyFile is updated weekly with abstracts and links to the latest reports, papers, and documents from think tanks, research institutes, and agencies
Hein Online: database of Law and Legal sources - several databases under one roof: Includes law journals, Code of Federal Regulations, Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), New York Court of Appeals Records and Briefs, United States Code, U.S. Attorney General Opinions, U.S. Federal Legislative History Library, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. Supreme Court Library, World Trials Library
Primary Source Material - News and Magazines in Fulltext
The Nation Digital Archive: The archive currently contains PDF page images and searchable OCR text for all issues of The Nation published from 1865
Left Index: A complete guide to the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. A secondary emphasis is on significant but little known sources of news and ideas. Other topics covered include the labor movement, ecology & environment, race & ethnicity, social & cultural theory, sociology, art & aesthetics, philosophy, history, education, law, and globalization. Historically significant early Left publications such as The People (est. NY 1891), and The Class Struggle (1931-1937) along with classic texts by Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Engels and others, written in the formative years of the Left, also are covered.
New York Times: Scanned New York Times: 1851-2005 from Proquest News and Newspapers. note from this database you can also access other newspapers: Chicago Tribune 1849-1986; Los Angeles Times 1881-1986; Atlanta Constitution 1868-1939; and others.
Online News Sources from FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting), publishers of Extra!, includes alternative and mainstream news, and media criticism.
Newswatch: The Media Watchdog Website: "It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and myths that surround it" - John Pilger
Pew Research Center - Media and the News (journalism.com)The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism is non partisan, non ideological and non political. They are dedicated to trying to understand the information revolution. They specialize in using empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press, particularly content analysis.