Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
For most students, your assignments in this course will include finding peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed sources related to your research problem (your instructor MAY have different requirements, so please check).
Use the search box below to get started, and explore the other tabs at the top of this page to dig deeper.
Choosing a Topic -- Looking for Ideas
Specialized databases and websites explain issues within broader contexts and from differing viewpoints. This helps with understanding the "big picture" and can often help with forming ideas for narrowing topics.
World News Digest Topics
News summaries and background articles compiled by World News Digest staff from reliable news and information sources. Includes current news stories from Reuters.
CQ Researcher This link opens in a new window
In-depth reports on popular national and global policy issues from 1991-present. Written by experienced journalists, footnoted, and professionally fact-checked.
Health and Wellness (Gale) This link opens in a new window
Physical and mental health topics.
Magazine and Scholarly Articles
These interdisciplinary databases provide access to articles from general and professional magazines, scholarly journals and some newspapers.
An Alternative to JEWL Search
The ProQuest All-Database Search is similar to JEWL Search in that it searches content in a variety of library databases. The contents in this search will have some crossover with JEWL Search, but there is also unique content here.
Help with ePortfolios
Check out the ePortfolio research guide for help getting started.