EBSCOhost Databases
What is it? Complete range of citation and full-text reference content available from the EBSCO publishing company. Individual database services are also listed separately. This 3-min. Flash video provides instructions for basic searching.
Why use it? Select a single database for searching. Search multiple EBSCOhost resources at once. See what’s available from EBSCO.
 
MasterFILE Premier | (EBSCOhost)
What is it? Full text for a wide variety of periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for reference books, biographies, and primary source documents, and an image collection photos, map, and flags – updated daily from EBSCOhost. For more information, view this Basic Search Tutorial or this Advanced Search Tutorial from the State Library of Ohio.
Why use it? Read articles from popular magazines. Find out about another country or culture. Search for solutions to that question you can’t quite answer.
 
Newspaper Source | EBSCOhost
What is it? Cover-to-cover full text for 20 national (U.S.) & international newspapers and selected full text for more than 230 regional (U.S.) newspapers, plus TV and radio news transcripts – updated daily.
Why use it? Read articles from newspaper around the country. Access industry-specific newspapers. Search TV and radio news transcripts.
 
Points of View Reference Center
What is it? Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating. See this 3-min. YouTube video by the Reference and Information Services Division (RISD) of the Ohio Library Council for a basic introduction.
Why use it? Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.