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Ocean County Library’s Digital News Database Keeps Readers Current and Aids in Research

April 30, 2020

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library provides cardholders with America’s News, a fully searchable news resource collection compiled and furnished by NewsBank.

America’s News provides online access to nearly 3,500 local, regional and national news and information sources, and eight newspapers serving New Jersey and the greater New York and Philadelphia areas which are updated daily.

The comprehensive database also features targeted, daily coast-to-coast coverage of COVID-19 and its related issues.

Local and regional news outlets in the collection include the Asbury Park Press, Jersey Journal, Press of Atlantic City, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Record, Star-Ledger, the Trentonian, and the Trenton Times.

Also included are current and preserved editions of 61 New Jersey news sources, plus thousands of print, televised, broadcast and online sources of news and opinion from all parts of the United States, and 48 news magazines.

America’s News includes full-text and audible news articles, editorials, reviews, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and special sections for general reference, and for study of  local and national issues, events, people, government, education, arts, business, sports, real estate and much more.

Patrons with Library cards in good standing can access the database, using any desktop, laptop, or portable digital device. Research can be conducted by keyword, 15 suggested categories, or an alphabetized list of all news sources.

View all 11 categories of 125 researchable databases at www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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