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Tutorials: How to Use These Resources

Newspapers, Articles, and Encyclopedias

What Should I Use?

Newspaperif you need information on current events and opinions, or if your topic is historical and/or local

Encyclopedia: if you need a general idea of a topic, or if you're just starting your research

Magazine/Journal: if you need more in-depth information on a specific topic, or a topic that could be considered "current"

Newspapers:

General OneFile logo

General OneFile

Contains articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world. Searchable by audience, keyword, or publication title.

Hoosier State Chronicles Logo

Hoosier State Chronicles

Digitized versions of Indiana's historic newspapers, operated by the Indiana State Library.

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LexisNexis Library Express

Search for news, legal cases, and company information.

Library PressDisplay logo

Library PressDisplay

Over 2200 newspapers from 97 countries, available in many languages.

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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)

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NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition

Browse through global and local newspaper articles dating back to 1607. Search by first and last name, dates, or regions.

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Newspaper Source Plus

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))

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Presents the different sides of current events from several magazines and newspapers.

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Post-Tribune (1986 - Current)

Search more than 30 years of Indiana history with the Post-Tribune Collection. Coverage from 1986 through today, including full color pages, full-text and web-only content.

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ProQuest Historical Chicago Tribune

Every article of the Chicago Tribune's archive is available in this database.

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.

If you'd like to ask a librarian, but it's after library hours, just head over to our Ask a Librarian page! This form lets you contact us at any time of day or night. We'll get you an answer within 24 business hours. Happy researching!

Encyclopedias:

AtoZ the USA logo

AtoZ the USA

Information about the United States, including capitals, cities, rivers, lakes, and the states.

AtoZ the World logo

AtoZ the World

Information about 176 countries for both students and travelers. Tips for Using AtoZ the World

AtoZ World Food logo

AtoZ World Food

Traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories, plus cultural information regarding dining etiquette, daily meals, and more.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

An excellent place for beginning research. General information on a variety of topics.

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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 Icon

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Search by keyword (ex: "genealogy") to narrow results
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History Reference eBooks

Encyclopedias pertaining to historical topics

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INSPIRE

A searchable database of databases, free to all Indiana residents. INSPIRE works at any LCPL location, but you can also create an account confirming your Indiana residency for home access. More info on home access

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Law Reference eBooks

Repository of eBooks and textbooks relating to law (Full text, read in your browser)

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LCPL Catalog

Our very own catalog contains helpful materials for getting started in your research. Find Indiana-specific records and indexes, encyclopedias, newspapers, and more!

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Primary Search

Full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). (via INSPIRE)

Religion Reference Ebooks logo

Religion Reference eBooks

Encyclopedias of religion

Science Ref Ebooks logo

Science Reference eBooks

Encyclopedias of science-related topics

U.S. History inContext logo

U.S. History inContext

Presents different perspectives on historical issues side-by-side.

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World History inContext

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 logo

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.

Consumer Reports logo

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

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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

General OneFile logo

General OneFile

Contains articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world. Searchable by audience, keyword, or publication title.

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LCPL Catalog

Our very own catalog contains helpful materials for getting started in your research. Find Indiana-specific records and indexes, encyclopedias, newspapers, and more!

MAS Ultra High School edition

MAS Ultra 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 logo

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 logo

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Presents the different sides of current events from several magazines and newspapers.

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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

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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)

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TumbleBookLibrary

Animated, talking picture books for kids in elementary school!