August Databases: In the News

Ever consider the value of journalism for teaching and research? In August, we feature resources that provide access to major American newspapers, past and present, and shed light on important events, including those in the fields of education, psychology, and the applied health sciences.

Based in Washington, D.C., Newseum is a dynamic, engaging and interactive museum of news that allows visitors to experience the stories of yesterday and today. The online site provides access to today's front page news from across the world, sortable by region/continent; Newseum news, current and archived; free learning tools on media and First Amendment Freedoms; and much more.

Proquest Historical Newspapers offers full-text and full-image articles from major American newspapers: Atlanta Constitution, Baltimore Sun (1837-1985), Boston Globe, Call and Post (1934-1991), Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor (1908-1997), Irish Times (1859-2009), Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003), Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001), San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922), Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Scotsman (1817-1950) every page in PDF files.

Factiva provides access to global news and business information, including local newspapers, same-day newswires, company reports, and media programs. Provides company information including market data and competitors.

Lexis-Nexis is an interdisciplinary, full-text database of over 18,000 sources including newspapers, journals, wire services, newsletters, company reports and SEC filings, case law, government documents, transcripts of broadcasts, and selected reference works.

World Newspaper Archive is a searchable collection of historical newspapers from around the world. Begins with Latin American newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries. Forthcoming are African, European, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Southeast Asian newspapers. Can be cross-searched with collection: America's historical newspapers.

Check out additional database listings via a subject search on newspapers on CLIO, the catalog of Columbia University Libraries.

Consult our A-Z list for holdings of specific newspapers and news publications, including The New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Education Week.

For featured news displays, be sure to check Learning at the Library, our blog of research tips, event recaps, how-to's and best kept secrets.

Also see New Learning Times, a daily publication focused on the future of learning, featuring original reviews, articles, videos and more from the Edlab, Teachers College, Columbia University.

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