New State Library partnership provides access to thousands of news sources

More than 11,000 news sources will be available to Washington researchers

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:21pm
  • News

The following is a press release from the Secretary of State.

Students, teachers, and patrons of public libraries can now read and research an unprecedented amount of information from more than 11,000 news sources thanks to a new partnership between the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman, and NewsBank Inc.

This cooperative effort brings NewsBank’s Access World News Research Collection to libraries throughout Washington.

It is the most comprehensive news product NewsBank offers, featuring publications from around the world as well as 134 sources in Washington state, from The Spokesman-Review to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The Bellingham Herald.

Also featured is The Seattle Times Integrated Solution, an archive dating from 1985 – present. This seamless search experience provides research access to news content in all its formats, including full-color newspaper pages, individual full-text articles, and content only published online.

Also included are NewsBank’s Special Reports, Hot Topics, and America’s News Magazines.

“This will be a huge benefit to the academic community as well as independent researchers throughout Washington,” State Librarian Cindy Aden said. “With thousands of newly-accessible sources of information that we can provide via libraries across the state, people will be able to read and search great journalism from Washington and the world going back decades.”

Access to this collection will be available for Washington’s nonprofit public, community, and technical colleges; public school libraries; and the Washington State Library until Dec. 31, 2019.

The cost for this project is underwritten by the Washington State Library, using federal Library Services and Technology Act funds made available by the Institute of Museum and Library Service.


More in News

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon and Page Carson Foster. Photo credit Washington State Legislative Support Services
Carson Foster serves as page in Washington State House

The following was submitted to the Reporter: Carson Foster, a student at… Continue reading

Jim Pitts stands on walkway overlooking filtration chambers at the King County South Treatment Plant in Renton. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Human waste: Unlikely climate change hero?

King County treatment plant joins effort to counteract effects of carbon dioxide.

Washington State Capitol Building. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Legislation targets rape kit backlog

WA has about 10,000 untested kits; new law would reduce testing time to 45 days

File photo
Law enforcement oversight office seeks subpoena power

Organization has been unable to investigate King County Sheriff’s Office.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Natural Resources/Kari Greer
Western Washington faces elevated wildfire risk in 2019

Humans cause majority of fires in state

Courtesy of
King County approves bargaining agreement with 60 unions

Employees will receive wage increases and $500 bonus.

Call for peace, unity, understanding

City, county and state leaders show support of Islam community in wake of massacre at New Zealand mosques

King County bail reform hinges on pretrial decision making

Data on inmates has shown that being held pretrial affects the likelihood of conviction.

State smoking age rising to 21 in 2020

Legislature approves change

A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo
Locals show support for King County waste to energy plant

Public hearing on landfill’s future was held March 20 in Renton.

Defense Distributed’s 3D printed gun, The Liberator. Photo by Vvzvlad/Wikimedia Commons
‘Ghost gun’ bill moves to Senate committees

Legislation would make 3-D printed guns illegal.

King County Council with Sarah Reyneveld, chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Photo courtesy of King County
King County proclaims March as Women’s History Month

This year’s theme is Womxn Who Lead: Stories from the past and how they influence the future.