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11th Grade Research
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Major News Databases and Websites

Boston Globe (1980-current)

Boston Globe Archives (1872-present) * Log-in:Email:  Password: library

New York Times (from 1980-current)

Newsweek Magazine

Time Magazine Online Log-in: Username/email:  Password: brookline2012

Life Magazine Archives (hosted by Google Books - search within a single issue or all issues, browse issues)

Popular Magazines

ABC News

AJE Al Jazeera English

BBC News


C-Span Video Library 

FOX News


Google News Newspaper Archive 


Find A Topic

New York Times Topics: Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on a range of topics. Available without charge on articles going back to 1981.

CNN Student News: a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program for middle and high school students produced by the journalists and educators at CNN.


Alternative News Sources

 Two useful lists of alternative news sites:

Specific Alternative News Websites: "AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources. AlterNet’s aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more." A project of the Independent Media Institute.

Free Republic "The premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web."

Independent Media Center (Indymedia: with branches in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Italy, France, Israel, and elsewhere) "Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth" 

In These Times "In These Times is a nonprofit and independent newsmagazine committed to political and economic democracy and opposed to the dominance of transnational corporations and the tyranny of marketplace values over human values."

Ms. Magazine  Searchable articles from monthly magazine of feminist news/opinions/culture

OneWorld News "We pioneer internet and mobile phone applications, which the world's poorest people can use to improve their life opportunities, and which help people everywhere understand global problems - and do something about them."

ProPublica ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. " is the #1 conservative website. pulls together political commentary and analysis from over 100 leading columnists and opinion leaders, research from 100 partner organizations, conservative talk-radio and a community of millions of grassroots conservatives."

Adapted from: Yale University Library Alternative News Sources  by Todd Gilman, PhD, MLS


Current Events Databases

Global Issues in Context

CQ Researcher (gives great overviews of complex issues. Username and Password: brooklinehs)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

SIRS Issues Researcher  (Username and Password: BROOKLINEK12)

Popular Magazines


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