Tuesday, September 07, 2010

News Sources Online @ the Library

Did you know that you (as a current Hope student, staff, or faculty) have access to over 1,900 news sources from around the world? We subscribe to just a few newspapers in print -- they include the Orange County Register, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal. But in order to expand what we can make available to you, we subscribe to several news services that can be accessed online through our Research Databases.

You might ask, "Why not just go to a newspaper website?" That is a very good question. Sometimes a news website will meet your needs -- especially if you are just browsing today's news and want to know what is going on right now. But sometimes you need to search for news items in order to support your research. You might be looking for company news or mortgage rates posted for a certain day. Perhaps you need to find news articles that covered the Los Angeles riots of 1992. This type of news search is better served by going to one of the news services to which we subscribe. Our news services allow you to search the archives of various newspapers and retrieve articles without paying a fee. They also allow you to search for transcripts from television and radio news.

The largest news service we provide is LexisNexis which covers over 1,900 newspapers from around the world. A sampling of some of those newspapers are: Bangkok Post, The Boston Herald, New York Times, Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra), O Globo (Brazil), Financial Times Deutschland, Le Monde, Times (London), The Guardian (London) and many others. If you would like to know if we have coverage of a particular news source, you can browse the sources yourself by clicking the Sources link in the left sidebar of LexisNexis or contact the Reference Librarian.

We also subscribe to the electronic versions of the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Click the links below to access these news databases**:
LexisNexis
Los Angeles Times
Wall Street Journal

**You will be required to login in order to access these databases from off campus.

1 comment:

Robin Hartman said...

I didn't even realize we had access to so many international news sources, and NPR transcripts!