Newspapers, Articles, and Encyclopedias

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Newspapers

General OneFile Contains articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world. Searchable by audience, keyword, or publication title.
LexisNexis Library Express Search news articles from 1980 onward, look up specific legal cases, and get information on various businesses.
Hoosier State Chronicles Digitized versions of Indiana's historic newspapers, operated by the Indiana State Library.
Library PressDisplay Over 2200 newspapers from 97 countries, available in many languages. View Tutorial
McClatchy-Tribune Collection Includes a 90-day archive of nearly 500 U.S. regional and international newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune wire service. Updated daily. (via INSPIRE)
NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition Browse through global and local newspaper articles dating back to 1607. Search by first and last name, dates, or regions.
Newspaper Source Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers and selective full text for more than 300 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Full-text television & radio news transcripts also provided from CBS News, CNN etc. (via INSPIRE)
Opposing Viewpoints In Context Presents the different sides of current events from several magazines and newspapers.
Post Tribune (1986-current) Search all Post Tribune articles from November of 1986 onward by keyword or by date.
ProQuest Historical Chicago Tribune Every article of the Chicago Tribune's archive is available in this database.

Encyclopedias

AtoZ The USA Information about the United States, including capitals, cities, rivers, lakes, and the states.
AtoZ The World Information about 176 countries for both students and travelers.Tips for Using AtoZ the World
Encyclopaedia Britannica An excellent place for beginning research. General information on a variety of topics.
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia Over 25,000 records covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. Contains various images, brief biographies and information in a variety of subject areas. (via INSPIRE)
Gale Virtual Reference Library Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results based on what you're researching. View Tutorial
History Reference eBooks Encyclopedias of historical topics
INSPIRE Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further articles to help with your research! Need home access?
Law Reference eBooks Encyclopedias of law and government
LCPL Catalog Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!
Primary Search Contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles). Includes thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. (via INSPIRE)
Religion Reference eBooks Encyclopedias of religion
Science Reference eBooks Encyclopedias of science
U.S. History In Context Presents different perspectives on historical issues side-by-side using encyclopedia articles as well as other sources.
World History In Context Presents different perspectives on world issues side-by-side. Includes biographies of important world players and overviews of major historical eras.

Magazines and Journals

Academic Search Premier Full text for more than 4,600 journals, many with searchable cited references. Journals include American Historical Review, Political Science Quarterly, Library Journal, Journal of General Psychology, and many more.
America's News Magazines A database of magazines and journals spanning multiple topics. You can search by specific magazine title or by subject.
Consumer Reports Formed in 1936, ConsumerReports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering you to make informed choices about the products you buy. Read articles on product safety, unbiased reviews of popular products from kitchen appliances to baby clothes, get shopping tips, and more. View Tutorial
Flipster Sign in with your Full Access card and PIN and choose from over a hundred magazines to read in your browser, or download the app to read on your device! View Tutorial
LCPL Catalog Read books from the library!
General OneFile Contains articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world. Searchable by audience, keyword, or publication title.
General Reference Center Gold A general interest database that searches reference books, newspapers, and journals for information.
LCPL Catalog Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!
MAS Ultra - High School Edition Full text for 500 popular magazines, over 85,000 biographies, and over 80,000 primary source documents. Also contains nearly 400 reference books; an Image Collection of nearly 600,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and more. (via INSPIRE)
National Geographic Virtual Library A complete archive of National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context Presents the different sides of current events from several magazines and newspapers.
RBdigital Sign in with your LCPL card and PIN and choose from over a hundred magazines - both current issues and back issues - to read on your tablet, phone, or computer. View Tutorial
TOPICsearch

Explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Full text articles from diverse sources. (via INSPIRE)
TumbleBookLibrary Animated, talking picture books for kids in elementary school!

Can't Find It?

If you can't find what you're looking for in any of our databases, give your local library a call. They can help you figure out which databases would be most helpful to you to further research your topic.

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