Browse New Digital Newspaper Collections

America’s News & Black Life in America, resources offered by NewsBank, are now available from JCPL.

New digital collections are now available for JCPL customers: America’s News: 2022 Edition and Black Life in America.

Easily search and browse current and archived news articles, editorials, reviews, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, and a variety of special sections in these collections. You can use these resources for general reference or research local and national issues, events, people, government, education, arts, business, sports, real estate, and much more!

Researching your history, community, and country is now easier than ever: access America’s News and Black Life in America at the library or home, on your computer or mobile device. To use these databases from home, enter your library card number as your password.

JCPL is offering access to these collections on a trial basis. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these databases until June 30, 2022.

America’s News: 2022 Edition

Updated daily, America’s News provides online access to current and archived issues of more than 3,600 full-text newspapers, including the Jessamine Journal (2005-current issue), Lexington Herald-Leader (1983-current issue), and U.S.A. Today.

America’s News consolidates all news formats (articles, PDF images, and website content) into one easy-to-use collection, complete with special topic jump-off points.

Black Life in America

Black Life in America is an online resource that captures the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

Covering the early 18th century to the modern era, Black Life in America provides access to more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications. Use the Suggested Searches tool to quickly find focused coverage of a topic.

About NewsBank:

America’s News and Black Life in America are resources offered by NewsBank, the world’s premier provider of newspapers and other news sources online. Serving public libraries for more than 45 years, NewsBank offers online access to more than 12,000 titles from the U.S. and other countries around the globe.

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