News and Social Issues

Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers ~ 68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 14,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street. Academic Video Online includes a variety of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, demonstrations, and raw footage. Patrons will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners. Academic institutions will find the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material. Access here

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Access Business News                                                

This Web-based resource consolidates current and archived content from the complete, full-text electronic editions of more than 350 business and law journals, local and regional business news weeklies, and other news sources across North America—many of which are unvailable elsewhere. Access here

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Access World News (NewsBank)                                        

Find current and diverse global perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content. Access here

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America's News

News of local interest happens everywhere, from small towns to big cities across the United States. America's News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide in a single, fully searchable online database. It includes the electronic editions of more than 2,400 U.S. news sources with more than 70% of these sources not available in any other library database. Access here

Brazosport Facts

Text versions of the The Brazosport Facts dating back to 2001 provided by NewsBank. The Facts is the largest daily newspaper for Brazoria County. Access here

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Credo Reference

Partnering with many of the world's leading publishers, Credo Reference combines publishing expertise with the latest digital technologies to unlock the knowledge value of reference material. By using unique proprietary technology that integrates information through a network of intelligent, multi-dimensional cross-references, Credo Reference delivers real added value to students, researchers, businesses and reference help desks worldwide. Access here

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Flipster is an easy-to-use digital magazine newsstand for libraries and corporations. Flipster provides access to best-selling digital magazines from top publishers including Time Inc., O-The Oprah Magazine, Fortune, National Geographic, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, and more. Access here

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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. Opposing Viewpoints is a rich resource for debaters and includes viewpoints, reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more. Access here

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Houston Chronicle Collection

This is a direct link to the new integrated collection of the Houston Chronicle, including the computerized full text of the print publication, the web-only content, and the pdf format of the electronic image edition. Access here

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New York Times

Current Brazosport College students, faculty, and staff can obtain a complimentary digital subscription to the New York Times with an Academic Pass provided by the BC Library. To claim your pass, click on "Access here" to create a free New York Times account. Once you have an active pass, you will be able to use The New York Times website and apps from anywhere using the same email and password used to create your account, without first connecting through the library.

If you are renewing an expired pass or if you already have an account with your email: Click "Already have an account? Log in here" and enter your account information.

Access includes full-text coverage of the US newspaper of record, coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions, and presidential press conference transcripts.

Your pass also includes access to the full archive of Times from 1851-1922 and 1981-Present. Please note that access to archived articles from 1923 to 1980 is limited. For each day of your pass, you may access up to five complimentary articles published between the years 1923 through 1980. Access here

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text form major newspapers. All staff articles are also included from many newspapers. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcriptsAccess here 

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EBSCO's       Newswires    provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in EBSCO    Newswires  is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.   Access here

Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Use the included Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. Access here

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Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center covers over 400 topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic. Points of View Reference Center provides a balance of materials from all viewpoints with main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. The database also offers related images and supplementary research guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating. Access here 

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Regional Business News

incorporates more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United StatesAccess here

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Statista is one of the world’s largest statistics portals. Providing you with access to relevant data from over 18,000 sources, our focus is firmly based on professional, clear, quick and consistent results. Our customized search query form provides you with a list of statistics, studies and reports relating to your search request within a matter of seconds – kick-starting your research. Access here

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