Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Following up on the news

As an example of the resources you have access to through Drake Library, say you wanted to read more about not only the recent rogue IRA killings in Northern Ireland, but the background to them. For current reports you could certainly read online editions of papers like the Times of London, or the Belfast Telegraph. These only carry articles so far back though; if you wanted to read articles from the '90s for example, when the ground work for the cease fire that held till recently was laid, you could find them in Lexis. The article databases like Academic Search & JSTOR would be rich sources of scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles. We have many books too in our catalog about Northern Ireland. (Photo of one of the murder scenes from the Times web site.)

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