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.
- New York Times – This will take you to the historical version of the paper which begins in 1851 and runs through 2008. You can also sign up to have a daily digest of news sent to your e-mail by going directly. There is a fee to access archives and selected articles however.
- The Washington Post is another national newspaper of note. You can access the full-text of articles from 1977 to date electronically through clicking on this link and selecting the “LexisNexis Academic” option. For articles published between 1877 and 1995 go to the drop-down list in Historical Newspapers and select the title.
- The Christian Science Monitor is a leading newspaper with an international focus and it tends to be a little different from other western news sources, providing in-depth coverage of events from an analytical and less-biased viewpoint.
- Access World News – A large aggregation of news articles in English from around the world.
- Watching America – This is an independent web site that translates a wide variety of newspaper articles.
- ISI Emerging Markets – This resource provides data, news and analysis from government and public sources in emerging market countries.
Other world news media resources
- Arab world – Al-Jazeera
- England – B.B.C.
- France – Monde diplomatique
- Hong Kong – Asia Times
- Indonesia – The Jakarta Post
- Egypt – Al-Ahram Weekly
- India – Times of India
- Japan – Japan Times
- Latin America – Zona Latina Collection
- Russia – Moscow Times
- South Africa – Sun Times
- United States – New York Times
C.A.I.N. – The Conflict Archive on the Internet provides an index to material about the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland.
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.
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 PAIS. You can also go directly to the full-text of the following titles.