Some journals that publish scholarly articles are open access—that is, they make their materials freely available online, outside of paid databases.
In the Directory of Open Access Journals, you can search for open access, peer-reviewed journal articles in a wide range of academic subjects. Note that UDC Search includes resources from DOAJ.
There are several sites you can use to keep up with local, national, and world events. These include the following news websites. Use the tools and information on our Evaluating Sources guide to evaluate news articles.