As summer winds down and everyone heads back to school, or starts to buckle down in the office news takes on a more vibrant role. Sometimes we need regional perspectives, sometimes we need alternative ones. When conducting research it can be important to “scour the earth” and our KYVL Databases have offerings that can deliver just what you need. We highlight the specifics of news sources provided by Kentucky Virtual Library below.
Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)
When seeking access to an independent news source you can rely upon ProQuest’s Alt-Press Watch. This database is offers full-text access to alternative and independent press newspapers, magazines and journals. The ability to research a city’s weekly news publication, and access the alternative perspective on politics, government, policy and culture, ensures that all views can be presented.
The magazine and journals of the alternative and independent press provide in-depth coverage of a broad range of critical issues confronting contemporary society, including ecology and the environment, grassroots organizing, labor, indigenous peoples, public policy, genetics and more. Topics such as hunger, abuse, religion, arts, culture and the environment are also covered by this database.
Getting outside traditional media sources offers a broader perspective and often times more in-depth research into an issue of great relevance. Alt-Press Watch provides that critical view.
Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
This resource is extremely useful if you need to track regional news about a corporation located in a specific area. It can also be used for business development and marketing research. Small business owners, entrepreneurs and those interested in competitive intelligence will find great use for this gem.
This is the source for current events. It allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial options and viewpoints.
Need students to prepare for a debate on current issues? TOPICSearch is a good reference to rely upon.
KYVL Staff, September 4, 2013
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