New and Notable News Resources: PressReader and Black Life in America

10 Nov

We have just added two new resources that we are excited to share with our Hoboken Library Patrons.  Both are accessible at the main branch or from home with your Hoboken Library Card!

Pressreader

Due to patron requests, we recently have added access to Pressreader to our selection of online resources.  HPL patrons can now get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on newsstand shelves. Titles include The Guardian, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, China Daily and the Daily Mail.  Popular foreign language titles like L’Équipe, Der Tagesspiegel, L’ibération, and La Razon can all be translated into English or read in the language of origin.  Download the Pressreader App! Pressreader will especially appeal to news junkies, but fans of magazines will also find a selection to love in the collection as well.  

Hoboken library card holders can also find additional magazines to read in our periodical collection in eBCCLS. Also you can get unlimited access to the New York Times online; just email reference@hoboken.bccls.org with your HPL barcode for the access code! 

Newsbank: Black Life in America Database
From Black-owned newspapers to mainstream publications, this primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life—as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent. Packed with information unavailable elsewhere, Black Life in America is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 African American publications.  

Besides the Black Life in America Database we also have America’s News for English Language Newspapers and Acceda Noticias for Spanish Language Newspapers from Newsbank.  Additionally for those doing genealogical research you can access a database of Obituaries/Death Notices and a collection of Historic Jersey Journals.

Whether you are researching the past or looking for the news of what is shaping the future, you can find it here at the Hoboken Public Library.

Written by:
Aimee Harris
Head of Information and Digital Services

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