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Magazines & Newspapers

Akron Beacon Journal Collection

Explore Akron history through local news, events and people with the Akron-Beacon Journal Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.

America’s News from NewsBank

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Akron Beacon Journal Collection.

Cleveland News index

(Cleveland Public Library) — The online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-June 2009), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Please note that this index does not provide full text access to these sources

Consumer Reports

Search Consumer Reports magazine for full text articles from 1991 to the present. Find product evaluations, articles on public safety, health, marketplaces, and legal decisions that affect consumers.

EbscoHost ALL

A powerful online reference system that offers a variety of full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers.

MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. 

Newspaper Source

Provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers.  In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

Ohio News Sources

Search Ohio news sources including full-color image editions of the Akron Beacon Journal, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Columbus Dispatch.

The New York Times

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