New Year, New Database Trial!

Fraser Hall Library is currently running a trial of the Access World News Research Collection alongside two additional collections: Black Life in America and Hispanic Life in America.

The trial is active through February 28 and is available both on and off-campus using the following access URLs or through the Databases List on the Library website:

Access World News:

Black Life in America:

Hispanic Life in America:

Please send any questions or feedback about the resources to Alana Nuth at


Access World News is a comprehensive resource that includes a variety of news publications worldwide. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles, newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts and more. Access World News is updated daily. This database combines news articles from more than 13,000 sources and over 200 countries. Much of the material in non-English languages has been translated into English, but a significant amount of material is presented in the original language.

More information on Access World News


Black Life in America: From Black-owned newspapers to mainstream publications, this primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life, as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent. Packed with information unavailable elsewhere, Black Life in America is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 African American publications.

More information on the Black Life in America Collection


Hispanic Life in America is the single most comprehensive digital archive of primary source documents related to Hispanic American life. Replete with material unavailable elsewhere, this collection is sourced from more than 17,000 global news sources, including over 700 Spanish-language or bilingual publications. Combining historical content with current sources, Hispanic Life in America is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in examining the full spectrum of American history and culture.

More information on the Hispanic Life in America Collection