The databases listed below are easy to search and contain articles on many topics.
When you find an article you like, look for "Full Text" icons or links like these - PDF, PDF Full Text, HTML Full Text, Article Linker - in order to access the entire article online.
For step-by-step introduction to Academic Search Complete take this interactive tutorial.
If you need very current information, consult newspapers, transcripts of radio and television shows (like NPR and 60 MInutes).
You can find world, national, and local papers by starting at the Newspapers Research Guide.
Search the UC Libraries catalog.
This tool searches for books, articles, and other materials. It is a library version of Google.