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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Searches over 300 different and subject-specific reference sources (encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries) at once.
  • No results? You may be searching too specifically. Instead research a broader topic (marijuana legalization), and, in most cases, you’ll find more specific info (marijuana tax revenue) in the results.
CQ Researcher
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Find newspaper articles, opinions, editorials, and articles from multiple perspectives.

Brainstorm Keywords

Use this tool to generate keywords during the research process.

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LexisNexis: Find articles, including editorials, from local, state, national and international newspapers.

Academic Search Complete: Find scholarly, popular and some newspaper articles from across disciplines.
  • To limit to editorials, enter “editorial” as an additional keyword or choose Editorials in the Document Type menu.
Alt-Press Watch: Find articles, including viewpoints, from the alternative and independent press in America.