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
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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.

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