Friday, November 30, 2007

eResource of the Month for December: NewsBank

While many newspapers, including the Washington Post and the New York Times, have online editions of their newspapers available for free via the Internet, access often requires registration and the acceptance of targeted online advertising. In addition, in some cases the archives (articles older than say, two weeks) are only available for a fee. Now you can access the following regional and national newspapers, ad-free, including their archives, through America's Newspapers from Newsbank. All you need is your Fauquier County library card number.

Coverage includes:
  • Baltimore Sun — from 9/1990 - current
  • New York Times — from 1/2000 - current (includes the New York Times Book Review and the New York Times Magazine sections)
  • Philadelphia Inquirer — from 1981 - current
  • Richmond Times Dispatch — from 8/19/1985 - current
  • Washington Post — from 1977 - current
  • Washington Times — from 1990 - current
The library's subscription also includes access to America's News Magazines, which covers U.S. and international news, business, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and science and technology from familiar magazines such as TIME, U.S. News & World Report, People Weekly, Fortune, Popular Science and Sports Illustrated. In many cases, access includes articles from as far back as the early 1990s.