Massachusetts Newsstand

Information at Your Fingertips

A Guide for Survival in the Information Jungle

 


Features| Available Databases | Organizations

Local news stories from a variety of cities in Massachusetts

 


Special Features and Useful Hints

  1. Full-text articles and citations can be emailed to your own off-campus address.
  2. Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrase.
  3. Search words can be truncated with an asterisk (*) for multiple characters.
  4. Search words can be truncated with a question mark (?) for single characters.
  5. Your search can be limited by using Boolean Operators-and,or,not,W/#, W/PARA..
    W/# finds documents where the words are within a number of surrounding words.
    W/PARS finds documents where the words are within the same paragraph.
  6. Leave out commas when using publication dates (ex.: December 23 1999).


Available Databases

  1. Berkshire Eagle provides full-text coverage for Pittsfield, Massachusetts and Berkshire County, as well as four New York Communities. Coverage: 2005 to present.
  2. Boston Globe is New England's most important newspaper for regional, national, and international coverage. Coverage: 1980 to present.
  3. Boston Herald provides full-text content including paid advertisements - syndicated columns excluded. Coverage: 1991 to present.
  4. BusinessWest (Chicopee) is a full-text bi-weekly business journal for Western Massachusetts. Coverage: 1992 to present.
  5. Gazette (Haverhill) provides full-text local news for Haverhill, Massachusetts. Coverage: 12/31/92 to 8/9/97
  6. North Adams Transcript provides full-text news, commentary, obituaries, classifieds, and information on the northern Berkshire region. Coverage: 2005 to present.
  7. Patriot Ledger (Quincy) provides full-text news from the South Shore. Coverage: 1995 to present.
  8. Plymouth County Business Review provides full-text business news for Plymouth County and Southeastern Massachusetts. Coverage: 1991 to present.
  9. Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg) provides full-text coverage of news for Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Coverage: 2005 to present.
  10. Standard Times (New Bedford) provides full-text local news for New Bedford, Massachusetts. Coverage: 1/4/92 to 8/19/97.
  11. The Sun (Lowell) provides full-text coverage of Lowell, Massachusetts and the Merrimack Valley. Coverage: 2004 to present.
  12. Telegram & Gazette (Worcester) provides full-text including paid advertisements, syndicated columns are excluded. Coverage: 1989 to present.


Access Is Made Possible By the Following 

Western Massachusetts Regional Library System
http://www.wmrls.org

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
http://www.mlin.org

The Springfield City Library
http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/

The Alumnae Library
http://www.elms.edu/library

Contact

Alumnae Library
Michael Smith
Interim Reference Librarian

413-265-2297
smithm@elms.edu

Library Tech Support

Alumnae Library
Debra Gomes
Librarian/Professor Serials/Systems

413-265-2316
library@elms.edu