Wednesday, August 6, 2014

e-Resource of the Month: America's Newspapers from Newsbank

While many newspapers, including the Washington Post and the New York Times, have online editions of their newspapers, access often requires registration and the acceptance of targeted online advertising, or is limited to a few articles per month without a paid subscription. In addition, in some cases the archives (articles older than say, two weeks) are only available for an additional fee. With your Fauquier County Public Library card, you can access more than 1000 regional and national newspapers, ad-free, including their archives, through America's Newspapers from Newsbank.

Coverage includes:

  • Baltimore Sun — from 1990 - current
  • Culpeper Star-Exponent -  from 2007 - current
  • Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star - from 2004 - current
  • New York Post - 1999 - current
  • Philadelphia Inquirer — from 1981 - current
  • Richmond Times Dispatch — from 1985 - current
  • Washington Times — from 1990 - current
  • Winchester Star -  from 2001 - current

As a transplant to Virginia, I love having access to the complete edition of my hometown newspaper back in Michigan. Be sure to check out if your hometown paper is covered!

Teachers/educators will appreciate the Current Events and Special Reports sections, which  focus on topics such as the global economy, conflict and terrorism, and natural disasters.

You will also want to check out America's News Magazines, which includes full-text magazines like the Atlantic, Newsweek and The New Republic.

If you're looking for local reporting (vs. national) or articles that cover a variety of viewpoints, be sure to start your research with America's News from Newsbank.

~Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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