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Research Databases

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Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for more than 4,000 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated daily.
List of journals included.

America's Newspapers
Full text of 5 Ohio newspapers: The Blade (Toledo), 1996 - present; Cincinnati Post, 1990- 2007; Columbus Dispatch, 1985 - present; Dayton Daily News, 1990 - present; Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 1991 - present. Also includes 27 popular and news magazines.

Factiva is a good source for international business and company news. It includes full text news reports from more than 10,000 sources from 159 countries and available in 22 languages.

Facts on File World News Digest (1940 - Current)
World News Digest brings together and enhances nearly seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print. This archival record of domestic and international news is updated weekly and contains more than 1 million internal hyperlinks and convenient new features such as tabbed search results. It covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940. This publication of record is unrivaled for its depth, breadth, and accuracy.

LexisNexis Academic
Contains the full-text of newspapers for the past 20 years, federal and state case law and legislative materials, law reviews, company news and financial information, medical and health information, general information sources and much more. Updates and coverage vary by section.

Newspaper Source
Provides selected full text for over 180 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns and other sources as well as indexing and abstracts for national newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc. This database is updated daily.
List of journals included.

Local Newspapers

Home page for Akron's newspaper, the Beacon Journal.

A keyword search for Beacon Journal articles back to 1984. Citations are free; full articles can be purchased or accessed through Kent State. Once you have a citation, connect to the E-Journal Finder, type in Akron Beacon Journal, then connect to one of the databases and search for the title of the article. E-Journal Finder is available only for people affiliated with KSU or on campus.

Online version of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, with many features, such as news, weather, school closings, sports, entertainment, community, classifieds, and more.

Search by keyword for the last 2 weeks of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Full-text access to the online version of the KSU campus newspaper, The Daily Kent Stater. Contains additional information not included in the print edition, as well as searchable archives from Fall 2000-present. is the convergence of several student media at Kent State University. Included are the Daily Kent Stater, TV-2, and Black Squirrel Radio.

Includes an archive of news stories back to mid-1997. Also links to other local papers.

National News

From the Cable News Network, updated throughout the day.

From the Fox News channel, updated throughout the day.

News and broadcast programs from NPR.

New York Times (microfilm) (1851 - Current)
Full text of articles on microfilm, located on the second floor of the Main Library. Current weeks are available in paper in the Periodicals section on the second floor.

New York Times - Historical (1851 - 2006)
Search for New York Times articles published from 1851 up to two years ago. Includes the complete paper with full-page and article images in PDF format. NOTE: if you are looking for current New York Times content, please consult either LexisNexis Academic or the New York Times online.

National newspaper with keyword searchable archives from 1987 to the present.

Foreign News Sources

Links to more than 16,200 newspapers and other news sources from around the world.

EuroNews is Europe’s news channel covering world
news from a European perspective in a choice of seven
languages. EuroNews broadcasts simultaneously
in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
and Spanish.

Electronic journals, newspapers, and magazines are available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

This site pulls together the front pages of more than 300 U.S. city newspapers and 250 newspapers from 60 countries.

Web site featuring newpapers from around the world.

Web site that provides the day's news from the U.S. and around the world

Web site companion of the government-sponsored Voice of America broadcast service, offering a useful look at how the U.S. presents itself to the world.

Search world news by keywords, countries, or categories that include: world headlines; business news; entertainment news; travel news; sports news; health news; and science news.

News Aggregators

This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages published between 1880 to 1922 in a small group of states; some newspapers from Ohio are available. The site also includes directory information, including a link to library holdings, about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Google has partnered with news organizations including Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Guardian and the Washington Post, to index the full-text of news articles going back 200 years. Search for events, people, or ideas and see how they have been described over time. In addition to links to news articles, you will also see an automatically created timeline.

Search results include free articles and "pay-per-view" articles. Many "pay-per-view" articles are available to Kent State University through other research databases. Look for the newspaper in the E-Journal Finder; if the newspaper is listed, connect to the database and search for the title of the article.

This site pulls together the front pages of more than 300 U.S. city newspapers and 250 newspapers from 60 countries.

Links to a hodge-podge of historical newspapers, most of them narrowly focused and located in the Southeastern U.S.

Hundreds of newspapers arranged by region, then country.

Links to world and local news sources, including newspapers, news services, and radio. Created by iSyndicate.

Resources arranged by countries, regions, and states in the US.

Chronicle of Higher Education

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Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle is a trade paper providing news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.