From the Birmingham Public Library:

August 4, 2020

BPL Virtual Resources Spotlight: The News

By Caleb West, BPL Collection Management

BACKGROUND: Today is Part IV of the BPL Virtual Resources Spotlight, a new blog highlighting the Birmingham Public Library’s vast free online resources available to serve the public. This week, we spotlight The News. As more high school and college students will be taking classes online this fall, BPL has virtual resources via our newspaper partners to help them gain access to information for research papers.

The Birmingham Public Library is ALWAYS open 24/7 through our FREE online digital resources. For more about BPL’s virtual resources, click here http://www.bplonline.org/virtu…

BPL Virtual Resources Spotlight: The News

Birmingham, Ala. – The value of our virtual resources has been elevated the past few months during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Birmingham Public Library has continued to serve the public through our free online resources and by creating new virtual programming.

This week, we spotlight our BPL newspaper resources (and similar free-access links), which provide access to news via full-text and scanned images from local, national, and world newspapers.

All resources below are also available on the Birmingham Public Library website page (http://www.cobpl.org) and our Digital Library page http://www.bplonline.org/virtual.

Accept where indicated these services are restricted to Birmingham city residents with active library cards.

Here are some of our most popular news digital resources:

Newsbank – Access World News

Click here https://iw.newsbank.com/apps/n…

Access World News provides extensive coverage at every level—international, national, regional, state and local. Search or browse more than 500 million current and archived articles from 139 countries and more than 5000 news sources. The unique interface helps users pinpoint useful information as well as navigate quickly and efficiently through millions of articles and video clips. Users can easily browse, print and email articles.

Availability
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.

Subjects
Current Events
Magazines & Newspapers

Audience
High School
Adults

Newsbank – America’s News

Click here https://infoweb.newsbank.com/a…

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Find titles from across the US and Alabama. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Availability
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.

Subjects
Current Events
Magazines & Newspapers

Audience
High School
Adults

NewsBank: The Birmingham News
Click here https://infoweb.newsbank.com/a…

The Birmingham News Archives with this description: Click here to search the Birmingham News archives from 1993 – today. Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Birmingham News.

Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Read the paper in the original PDF or find content that was only published on the web. Available from inside the library or from home.

Availability
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.

Subjects
Current Events
Local History
Magazines & Newspapers

Audience
High School
Adults

Ethnic NewsWatch
Click here https://search.proquest.com/index

This database contains full text articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of ethnic and minority press. The database consists of items from 280+ sources, including local and regional press like: Deep South Jewish Voice: Birmingham, AL; Speakin’ Out the News: Huntsville, AL; Atlanta Inquirer: Atlanta, GA; The Atlanta Tribune: Roswell, GA; The Tennessee Tribune: Nashville, TN; and Contempora: Nashville, TN.

Availability
Requires a JCLC card.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.


Subjects
Current Events
Global Issues
Magazines & Newspapers

Audience
High School
Adults
Tutorials
Has Search Guide(PDF document)

New York Times
Click here https://www.nytimes.com/

Enjoy complimentary access to The New York Times digital edition. In order to have access to more than 5 articles, you must register on nytimes.com.

Wait! Want to have access at home or on the go?

We can help, but there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind:

• You must redeem an access code.
• The access codes are only good for 24 hours.
• You’ll need to return here to redeem the access code again after 24 hours.

Need access code

Availability
Birmingham Public Library – In Library Use Only.
Full Text Available.

Subjects
Current Events
Magazines & Newspapers

Audience
High School
Adults

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Click here https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

Search America’s historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. There are currently 664 historical newspapers available to browse and view in this site and over 140,000 newspapers listed in the U.S. Newspaper Directory.

Availability
Publicly Available.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.

Subjects
Genealogy
History
Magazines & Newspapers

Audience
High School
Adults

Newspapers.com Library Edition – Southeast Collection
Click here https://newscomse.newspapers.com/

Newspapers.com Library Edition – Southeast Collection contains full text digital images from over 1000 historic and recent newspapers.

Availability
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.

Subjects
Genealogy
Local History
Magazines & Newspapers

Audience
High School
Adults

al.com (Birmingham)
Click here https://www.al.com/birmingham/

AL.com focus on Birmingham
Availability
Publicly

Available.
Full Text Available.
Remote Access Available.

Subjects
Current Events
Local History
Magazines & Newspapers

Audience
High School
Adults

This press release was produced by the Birmingham Public Library. The views expressed here are the author’s own.


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