All the News that’s Fit to Read (for Free)

While normally we might just glance at the news, or even actively try to ignore it, recent events have turned many of us into news junkies. As newfound social distancing rules sink in, we are turning to online sources of news more and more. Newspaper websites definitely have a lot to offer, but often require pay subscriptions and can be cluttered with ads.

You might not know it but armed only with your Everett Public Library card you actually have access to the full text of tons of newspapers from around the world. While these resources general don’t have graphics or photographs, they do provide the text of all the articles written. Just what you need to keep abreast of current event. Here are two of these electronic resources to get you started.

NewsBank is a comprehensive collection of newspapers and other news sources at the regional, national and international level. While you can browse but title, including the full text of the Everett Herald and Seattle Times, you can also search by region and country. NewsBank really shines in its topic coverage. It brings together relevant articles from all over the world under one topic heading. It has done an admirable job recently by doing this for the recent Covid-19 pandemic, bringing all recent news available from a variety of news sources in one place.

ProQuest (found on our E-Resources page) is another great source for finding full text articles from newspapers. Among its many offerings, it has the full text of both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal the day they are published. In addition, it brings together many newspapers from our region in its Western Newsstand Collection.

So, while we stay at home, stay connected with the news using your library card. No subscription required.

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