Databases in the news

Or rather, news in the databases! Did you know that the library offers an easy way to search various local and national newspapers and magazines online? Here’s what we’ve got:

Source: The New York Times
Coverage: January 1, 1985 to the present
Includes: The New York Times Magazine and The New York Times Book Review

Source: Historical Boston Globe
Coverage: 1872-1981
Includes: Citations, abstracts, and full-text articles in their original printed layout (see example below)

A search for “Cocoanut Grove” limited to the year 1942 returned 521 results.

Source: Arlington Advocate
Coverage: August 2005 to the present
Includes: full-text coverage of local events

Source: Massachusetts History Online
Coverage: depends on publication
Includes: 45 local magazines and newspapers, including Boston Magazine, the Journal of American History, the Massachusetts Law Review, The Sun (Lowell), and The William and Mary Quarterly, and more

Source: Massachusetts Newspapers
Coverage: 1990s/2000s to the present, depending on the publication
Includes: Boston Herald, Cape Cod Times, The Republican, The Arlington Advocate, and national news magazines from Air & Space to Working Mother, including The Atlantic, The New Republic, Newsweek, Popular Science, and more

Source: Massachusetts Newsstand
Coverage: 1980s/1990s/2000s to the present, depending on the publication
Includes: twenty local newspapers, including the Boston Globe and The Sun (Lowell)

Here at the library, we also offer access to older issues of the Arlington Advocate, from 1871-1946. These are on microfilm, but if you’ve never used microfilm before, don’t worry – a librarian will be happy to help! (If you’re especially interested in local history, check out the local history room page on our website.)

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