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Ethnic NewsWatch - an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the other side of the story and additional viewpoints from those out of the mainstream press.
General Reference Center Gold (Infotrac) - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Go Mobile with Access My Library. Audience: Middle School, High School, Higher Education, General Public.
MasterFILE Premier - specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
Mobile Register on Newsbank - Computer file full text for stories originating in the Mobile Register from 1993 to the present, including obituaries! (News obits only, no paid funeral notices.)
NEW - The Historical Archives - actual images of the newspaper and include 1970 - 1992 along with 1858-9, 1860, 1862-3, 1868-1870.
Microfilm backfiles are at Local History.
Newsbank Access World News - This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Sources include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore events or compare viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, etc.
Includes these quick search interfaces:
Newsbank Alabama News Search
Newsbank US News Search
Newsbank World News Search
Newspaper Source - delivers more than half a million articles to the library's
electronic 'doorstep.' Daily news feeds from the Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News, Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, and The Wall Street Journal. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
Regional Business News - provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications and incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
Local News Media
Mobile Register at Alabama Live: Alabama Live! - Recent issues, including news and classifieds:
The Birmingham News
The Huntsville Times
The Mobile Register
The Montgomery Independent
The Mobile Beacon & Alabama Citizen. Ben May Main Library has the current issue. Back issues for the current month are retained at Local History and Geneaology, which also has selected issues on microfilm.
WALA Fox 10 News
WKRG News 5
Alabama Public TV
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Biloxi/Gulfport Sun Herald
The Chicago Tribune Online
The Los Angeles Times
The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN.
The Times-Picayune - New Orleans. Ben May Main Library subscribes to the Sunday paper, keeping the last 4 issues.
New York Times on the Web - search back issues for free but pay to view articles. Back issues are available on microfilm at the Ben May Main Library.
USA Today - Search their archives for free and pay to view articles. Back issues are available on microfiche at the Ben May Main Library
Wall Street Journal - - Search their archives for free and pay to view articles. Back issues are available on microfiche at the Ben May Main Library
The Washington Post Online
Links to Other News Sites, Magazines and Newspapers Around
The Huffington Post
American Journalism Review - Newspapers from the U.S. and around the world. Also - Magazines, TV Networks, TV Affilate Stations, Radio Stations, News/Wire Services, and Media Companies.
DailySource.org - provides high quality news, features, columns, photos and multimedia items to the public from leading sources across the Internet.
The Drudge Report - Keep up with all the news and all your favorite columnists!
National Public Radio
Mondotimes - Newspapers From Around the World
MSNBC - news and articles!
Newsweek Online At The DailyBeast
ThePaperboy.com - links to almost any newspaper in the world!
World-newspapers.com - Covers world newspapers and magazines online and news sites in English and also links to selected online magazines arranged by subject.