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Newspapers at Evergreen

Newspapers at Evergreen

We have four major news databases:

Ebscohost Newspaper Source Plus  / Proquest U.S. Newsstream (and Global Newsstream)  /  NewsBank  /  Nexis Uni

And 3 databases that include some weeklies:

Ethnic NewsWatch  /  GenderWatch  /  Alt Press Watch

Each includes a different universe of newspapers and news magazines, and each has its own search options.

 

Why

Q:  Wait, what?  Isn't there already more free news on the Web than I could ever read?  

A;  Well, yes.  But not all the news you want to read is free on the Web.  And some of that paywalled news that you want to read is free via the Evergreen Library.

Pros and Cons

Q:  Are there pros and cons to getting your news via the library?

A;  You bet!

PROS:  It is free!  And you can do sophisticated keyword searches across many news sources at once.

CONS:

  1. You generally get only the text of the articles, not the layout, not images, not graphs, etc
  2. You generally get only articles that were published in the print version of the paper; usually you do not get Web-only content.
  3. "Today's" news is usually made available late in the day, and, since the print paper is published very early in the morning (if not the night before),  it is actually yesterday's news.
  4. In some cases, entire days may be missing, or some number of articles from some days will be missing.  This is more often the case with smaller regional newspapers than with the larger national papers.

Old Stuff

Q:  I see that we have pretty current access to many newspapers.  What about access to the archives, the really old stuff?

A:  We have access to some "really old stuff".  Some of it is online, some in print, some in microfilm.  If interested, contact a librarian.

Media Bias Chart

Q:  Is there some sort of colorful chart that would show me which national news sources are the most fact-oriented and the least propagandistic, and which lean right or left (and how hard they lean)?

A:  Why yes, there is.  The Media Bias Chart attempts to do exactly that.  Probably no two people would draw this chart in exactly the same way, but it is an interesting exercise nevertheless.

National Newspapers

Q:  So what are some of the major national newspapers that I can get via the Evergreen Library?

A:

New York Times (1980 - present)
Wall Street Journal (1984 - present)
Washington Post (2003 - present)
Los Angeles Times (1996 - present)
Chicago Tribune (1997 - present)
Chicago Tribune (1985 - 1997)
Miami Herald (1982 - present) 
Houston Chronicle (1985 - present)
USA Today (1987 - present)

Regional Newspapers in the PNW

Q:  What are some regional newspapers from the PNW that the library has access to?

A:
The Olympian (2001 - today)
Seattle Times (1985 - today)
Seattle Times Web Edition (2017 - today)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1986 - yesterday)
The Columbian (Vancouver WA) (1994 - 2 days ago)
The Oregonian (1987 - 1 week ago)

. . . and more

City/Regional Newspapers Further Afield

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1990 - present)
Cleveland Plain-Dealer (1989 - present)

Louisville Courier-Journal (1999  present)
Arizona Republic (1999 - present)
Oakland Tribune (2001 - present)

. . .  and more

News Magazines

Q:  What about News Magazines, like Jacobin, The Nation, The Financial Times?  Many of these publications make a lot of their articles free on their websites, but some of the best articles are always paywalled.

A:

Jacobin
The Nation Archive (1865 - 1 month ago)
The Nation (1975 - 1 week in the future -- The Nation is always ahead of its time!)
Financial Times (1982 - one month ago)
Newsweek Global (1984 - present)
New Yorker (1985 - present)
Chronicle of Higher Education (all issues, including current)
Consumer Reports (1988 - present)

. . . and more

Daniel J. Evans Library - Room 2300 - 2700 Evergreen Parkway, NE. Olympia, WA 98501 - 360-867-6250