A prominent new-ish option on the library's homepage is a database called Primo, which contains a lot of links to articles and other materials, but it does NOT provide you with access to everything to which the library subscribes. It's fine as a starting point, but probably will not adequately cover a lot of research topics.
For coverage that focuses on academic journals in politics, sociology, history, and related fields, consult the databases below. Coverage of news sources is available in the box at the bottom of the page.
These databases specialize in locating articles in scholarly/academic journals and related sources.
Here are databases which specialize in searching and providing texts of newpaper articles published from the 1990's to date. (In some databases, earlier articles are also included.)