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Current News Resources

This guide offers a starting point in finding current news publications via the Bentley Library. Includes U.S. news, international news, and more.

Welcome!

This guide is designed to assist members of the Bentley University community in using the Library's resources to locate current news. While this guide mainly provides resources on how to access news online, the Bentley Library does still have some publications in print. 

To find out if we have a particular publication available in print in the current periodicals area of the main floor of the library, search the Bentley Library Catalog. Note: Current Periodicals are not available for check out and must be read in the library.

If you need any help or have questions, please contact a Bentley Library reference librarian for research help.

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New York Times Online Access

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Did you know that the Bentley Library provides access to nytimes.com for free for current students, faculty, and staff? It's true! Visit the guide below for details on how to create an account:

Washington Post Online Access

Did you know the Washington Post offers free subscriptions for users with a .edu, .mil, or .gov email address?

Use your @bentley.edu email address and follow the directions explained in the link below to take advantage of this opportunity:

U.S. Newspapers & Newswires

The following library databases provide access to news and newspaper publications. If you are off campus, you will need to log in with your Bentley credentials to access these resources.

The links listed below are to the freely available, online versions of local and national newspapers. Some may only allow you to read a certain number of articles without a subscription. If you would like to read an article in one of these publications that you cannot access, try searching in one of the databases above, use the Journal Finder, or contact a reference librarian for assistance.

The following website allows you to browse front pages of newspapers in the U.S. and worldwide each day:

International News

The following library databases provide access to international news and newspaper publications. If you are off campus, you will need to log in with your Bentley credentials to access these resources.

Looking for a specific publication not listed on this guide?

While you can do a Google Search to find the websites of specific publications, you may come across embargoes or have limited access to that publication's content.

Use the Journal Finder in the main search box on the library homepage to find out if we have access to that publication online, which database has that particular publication, and dates of coverage. To search, enter the title of the publication in the Journal Finder box.

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To find out if we have a particular publication available in print in the current periodicals area of the main floor of the library, search the Bentley Library Catalog. Note: Current Periodicals are not available for check out and must be read in the library. 

News Portals, Indexes, & Aggregators

Want to browse multiple publications at the same time? Find other publications on the web? Visit some of these online resources:

Topical News Sources

Many of the periodical/article databases that Bentley Library offers include news publication coverage in the subject area the database covers. Visit the Databases A-Z to browse databases by a subject area of interest to you. Descriptions of each database will inform you if those databases include news publications. Below are some examples of databases with news publications based on subject area.

Business News Sources

Accounting & Tax News Sources

Politics & Government News Sources

Environment News

Television & Radio News Program Transcripts

The following library databases contain broadcast transcripts:

Depending on the source, news organizations may make their transcripts available online. Below are a couple of examples of sites where transcripts are available (others may be found through a Google Search):

Need Research Help?

Bentley Reference librarians are here to assist. Contact us for research help:

In Person Click here for Reference Desk Hours.
Phone 781.891.2300
Text 781.728.0511
Email refdesk@bentley.edu
Chat/IM Chat with us.

Research Consultations with a librarian are also available. Schedule an appointment here. 48 hours advance notice appreciated.