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Welcome to this feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. These database snapshots will give you basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources.

This Week’s Featured Database:  PressDisplay, from NewspaperDirect, Inc.

Link: www.lib.purdue.edu/mel, in the pull down Quick Access to Business Databases alpha list right below the Libraries’ search box.

Description/focus: US and international newspapers.

Start with this hint:. PressDisplay provides access to over 1700 newspapers, in 48 languages, from 92 countries, with the sections presented in the original layout, on the day of publication.  Articles can be translated, and RSS feed is available.   Click here to see the basics of searching  PressDisplay.

Why you should know this database:  PressDisplay is popular with Purdue’s international faculty and students who want to read newspapers from home, but because of the translation capabilities, a search could supply additional research opportunities.

How this database can be integrated into the curriculum:  Students can see real life examples of bias by comparing the coverage of an event in different sources.  In addition, information can be found on companies that are not publicly traded and not followed in the traditional financial press; they are covered in regional newspapers because of local interest.

Cost: $9,894.00, paid annually by the Libraries.


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If you would like us to promote your favorite database, send an email to mdugan@purdue.edu.