Category: News and Current Events

News and Current Events Databases
Wall Street JournalPDL Database

NEW Service! Access the Wall Street Journal from anywhere once you have created an account. Start here to get FREE access provided by the library. Your access will be available for 3 days, but you can extend that an unlimited number of times with the same username and password you originally created.

This database of newspapers provides content from Michigan and newspapers, including the Kalamazoo Gazette (back to 2005). It also contains articles from USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and a wide variety of other papers. Genealogists will also find the America’s Obituaries & Death Notices collection very helpful. Most content is provided through the Michigan e-Library, including the Detroit News, Grand Rapids Press, and Traverse City Record Eagle, with the Kalamazoo Gazette content provided through the Portage District Library.

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New York TimesPDL Database

Our All Access NYT digital subscription provides content from any computer or device after you create an account. This includes access to News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic.  Unlimited access will be available within the library. From home, you will need to start from here to get a Redeem code that will provide access for a 24 hour period. There will be no limit to how many codes you can use, so you can keep coming back to get more content.

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Explore pages from the Grand Rapids Press in PDF form from 2018 to the present. Peruse text from articles going back to 2000.


Peruse pages from the Kalamazoo Gazette in PDF form from 2018 to the present. Explore text from Kalamazoo Gazette articles going back to 2005.

Referencia LatinaMEL Database

Spanish-language resource. Covers academic and non-academic subjects. Offers content from reference books, general interest magazines, health reports, and other sources. Daily updates from a dozen newspapers from ten Latin American countries and more than 2,500 health reports.


Arts, biography, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, science and math. Pulls content from more than 25 resources with one search.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the starting place for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. It features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. The place to go for persuasive speech or debate assignments.

Michigan eLibraryMEL Database

The State of Michigan supplies over fifty resources to further academic and career growth, only some of which we feature on our website. If you can’t find information in the PDL databases, check out the Michigan eLibrary for resources on education, medicine, business, and history, among other topics. Michigan eLibrary is available anywhere in Michigan.