Stay on Top of Current Events with the Fulton Library’s Newspaper Databases

Woman reading newspaperBetween the COVID-19 pandemic, protests happening around the country, and day-to-day events in your community, there’s a lot going on right now. It’s a lot of information to keep track of! If you read newspapers online or see news articles on your social media, you’re probably familiar with the experience of clicking on an eye-catching title, only to be asked to pay money to read the rest of the article. This can be discouraging and lead to missing out on the article if you don’t want to pay yet another subscription fee.

 Fortunately, the Fulton Library is here to help you stay on top of current events! The library offers several databases that allow UVU students and employees to read newspapers online, at no extra cost. This includes current newspapers to stay on top of today’s news, plus archives with older editions if you’re looking for a historical perspective.

 One of these databases, Global Newsstream, is an excellent resource for both current and older newspapers. It includes thousands of newspapers from around the world, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times for a national perspective; and The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News for a local perspective from Utah. Many of these newspapers require a fee to read more than a few articles on their website each month, but you can read them for free using the library’s Global Newsstream database.

 There are a couple ways you can use Global Newsstream. If you find a specific article on a newspaper website that you’d like to read, simply copy the article title and search for it in Global Newsstream. If you’d like to browse through articles published in a newspaper on a specific day, you can use the Publications option in Global Newsstream to search for the newspaper title and then select the day you’d like to browse. To find Global Newsstream, just click the Databases link on the library’s homepage to get to a list of all library databases.

 Reading the news is an excellent way to be an informed citizen, and the Fulton Library is here to help! If you have any questions about reading newspapers through the library, just ask a librarian—we’re happy to help.