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Current Issues Research; ENC1102, Prof. Siler: Newspaper Article Databases

Finding Large Collections of Newspapers Among the Databases

Most of our 100+ library databases include some newspaper articles. However there are a few that specialize in newspaper collections.

To easily view these options sort the A-Z database list by Subject by selecting the gray "Subject" button at the top.

Then select the "+" to the left of "News and Current Events" to expand that selection. 

Image of databases sorted by subject      Polk State Databases sorted by subject with the newspaper and current events subject expanded


Notice there are multiple "Newsbank" databases. Access World News Research Collection (Newsbank) is the largest collection. America's News and Florida Newspapers are subsets of this larger collection.  

Tip: When using any of the Newsbank databases, you will want to make good use of the many filtering options provided to narrow your search. This will help prevent you from getting numerous duplicate articles.

Note: Our system was updated in March 2021 to single sign on access using Passport. This page will be updated in the next week to reflect that. 

To view our old database list, select this link for Articles/Databases

OLD LINCC login: Use your student ID number as the Borrower ID and the last 4 digits of your student ID as the PIN. (Note: Polk State must also be selected in the drop-down menu for College).


Access World News (Newsbank):


Florida Newspaper Database (Gale)

Main Search Screen for the Florida Newspaper Database (Gale)

Searching in the Florida Newspaper Database is nearly identical to searching in Gale's Academic OneFile database. View the Academic OneFile tab in the dropdown menu above for information on how to search, filer results, view articles, email articles to yourself (so you don't need to find them again later), and copy databases generated citations for articles.

Remember to verify the formatting is correct before submitting your assignment(s).

Folded newspapers, stacked beside a coffee cup

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