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Database of the Month: October 2016 -- America's News (NewsBank)

October 2016

Need to find an article from the Star-Ledger (Newark), Press of Atlantic City, The Record (Hackensack), or another local New Jersey newspaper? Would you like to read what journalists writing for newspapers in different parts of the country have written about a specific topic? Perhaps you want to browse newspaper articles published during a particular time in U.S. history?  America's News may be just the database for you!  

America's News enables searching for key terms in numerous database fields, including All Text, Lead/First Paragraph, Headline, Author/Byline, and Date(s). However, a clickable map -- provided front and center -- also makes it easy to access articles from newspapers published in a particular state or U.S. territory.

A variety of browsing options are available, including browsing by City, Decade, Year, Month, Day, Era, or Presidential Era. The Era option, for instance, enables browsing by twelve distinct time periods, ranging from the Populist/Progressive Era (1890-1913) to the Great Depression/End of Prohibition (1929-1949) to the Vietnam Era (1965-1975) to the Dawn of the Millennium (2000-present).  

Look for the "Shortcut" banner for quick access not only to "USA - New Jersey" newspapers but also to "America's News Magazines," through which you can access magazines like The Atlantic, National Review, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Parenting, Popular Science, and more.  

Look for the "Current Events" banner for quick access to "Special Reports" and "Hot Topics." Students seeking possible topic ideas for a class assignment could also explore the "Find a Topic" section, which facilitates browsing by broad subject areas and affiliated subcategories.

If you have questions about America's News or any of the Kean University Library's other research databases, please consult Ask a Librarian for assistance.

L. Cifelli, October 1, 2016

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