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Reference Resources

Features resources helpful for ready-reference questions: when you need quick access to facts, definitions, statistics, biographical information, maps, and so on.


The Nancy Thompson Learning Commons provides access to numerous local, national, and international newspapers, including Asbury Park Press, Boston Globe, Financial Times, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Times (London), Times of Trenton, and Wall Street Journal.

Click Periodicals A-Z (link available on the home page at when you know the title of a particular newspaper and you want to find out if it is available through the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons. The list will link directly to titles that are available electronically.

More News and Current Event Information

For a more comprehensive guide to current topics, please consult the News and Current Events Research Guide.

Recommended Online Newspaper Databases

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Recommended Newspaper Web Sites