The resources on this guide are split into three categories:
You can also browse the Reference Section on the 2nd Floor of Bird Library (near the staircase from the first floor) for a wide variety of reference books.
Also consider searching SUMMON on the library's homepage to see results across a very wide spectrum of news and research sources. Don't forget to use the filters to isolate the various types of results.
This is only a small selection of very focused databases that cut across many contemporary issues of study. To locate additional databases, check out the SU Libraries' Databases Menu or consult a librarian.
Remember, the process of conducting research and having it published in a journal moves a lot more slowly than the popular media. If you are searching on a topic that is unfolding in the news media *right now* you should consider the underlying issues and related topics that might have had time to appear in the scholarly publications. Then you can make connections between that work and your current event.