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Newspaper Source Plus – HSSE Featured Database

January 26th, 2023

Humanities, Social Science and Education Library’s Featured Database will give you a brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Newspaper Source Plus database, brought to you by Alexander Street.


Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: This database provides more than 860 full-text newspapers, including regional, national, and international newspapers. It also provides newswire coverage, which includes AP Online (Associated Press), Asia Pulse, Canadian Press Wire, and the World Stream Newswires.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of using the Newspaper Source Plus database.

Why you should know this database: This database provides a full-text digital collection of the world’s major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers and newswires and offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources. provides. In addition, the database has more than 850,000 television and radio news reports.

Quick tip: If you notice to the right side of the screen, you will see a list of tools. On that list, there is a button called “Export.” You can use this tool to download the information directly to the citation management software of your choosing. Popular options include EndNote and Zotero, but there is also a generic option that can be used with other software.

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