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Lynne Rudasill 
Global Studies Librarian 
303 International Studies Building MC-402 
910 South Fifth Street 
Champaign, Illinois, 61820, USA 
(217) 265-6879

Office Hours

Tues. 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Center for Global Studies,

910 South Fifth Street,

Champaign, IL  

Other times by appointment

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Media Sources

Newspapers (online)

News resources can be very helpful and provide a good basis for your understanding of global issues. We frequently forget that these reports are written from a particular point of view. We have provided a number of sources for you to explore that include the New York Times, sometimes known as the paper of record for the United States, as well as various other resources from the U.S. and around the world.

Other world news media resources

News Archives

C.A.I.N. - The Conflict Archive on the Internet provides an index to material about the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland.

General Magazines

To search for general magazines and opinion journals, you might want to try  EBSCO and select the first option or InfoTrac. These resources will lead you to a large number of resources, many with full-text. Some of the titles you will find here include U.S. News and World Report, Time, Newsweek, New Republic, National Review, Commentary, Nation, and the Economist. Most of these magazines can also be accessed individually through the Online Journals and Databases page.

If you feel adventurous, try the new Library Search Assistant. This searches many different general online resources.

Opinion Journals

Some opinion journals exist that are directly related to international politics and global studies. You can try searching for these through the Library Search Assistant or through an index called UIUC Icon PAIS. You can also go directly to the full-text of the following titles.