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INLS 501: Information Resources and Services: Finding U.S. News

For Wed. Feb. 9

Use America’s News to find a page one article from a newspaper in or near your hometown on your birthday, 2009. 

Before you start searching, 

  • What are the important elements of this question?
  • Put those elements into a Venn diagram
  • Browse the help files from Newsbank on the readings page, under Feb. 9.

Do the search. Answer the following:

  1. What was easy? 
  2. What was challenging?

Current U.S. News -- Mainstream Press

Current U.S. News -- Alternative & Ethnic Press

Historic U.S. Newspapers

Free News Online

Search Google News.

  • Coverage dates unknown.
  • Use the search box or select from various countries (drop-down menu at top left) to view top news around the world
  • Some articles require a fee; please use Interlibrary Loan to obtain these at no cost to you!
  • New York Times Masthead - free @ UNC!See especially UNC's access to The New York Times.

Browse the Internet Public Library's list of news websites. Browse by state or country. No longer updated.