News & Current Events Resources

News & Current Events specific databases

Lexis-Nexis Academic

LexisNexis is your gateway to just about any news service you can think of. It provides access, in full text, to major US and world publications (including non-English), news wires, tv and radio broadcasts, legal publications, SEC filings, company reports and web publications and blogs from trusted news sources.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source provides searchable, full text access to almost 200 national and international newspapers. Additionally, major regional newspapers and transcripts from television's major news networks are also provided.

New York Times   

Full text (no pictures) access to the New York Times from 1980. Browse specific issues or search by topic.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News provides exactly what it sounds like it would: full text access for regional business periodicals. For us, this means that most major and regional business periodicals published in the United States are accessible. This database can be searched in conjunction with Academic Search Premier and Business Source Premier by clicking "Choose Databases."


Statisa is a statistics portal that provides data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, and consumer goods. The content is geared towards business and marketing statistical needs, with a focus on current (not historical) statistics. Ready made tables are available for downloading.


Wall Street Journal

The Eastern edition of the Journal covers U.S. and international business and economic news. Coverage is full text from 1984 to present. Pictures are not included.


General/related databases

Academic Search Complete

This multidisciplinary database is a good place to start your research. For extra search capabilities, click "Choose Databases" and select more subject specific databases to simultaneously search.


Use WorldCat to find books about a research topic that are not available at Holy Spirit Library. Search by title or author if you are looking for something specific, or search by keyword or subject to find something new. Click "Borrow this item from another library" to request a book from another library.

News/Current Events websites


The official website of CNN offers breaking news that is searchable or browsable by topic: US, World, Politics, Justice, Entertainment, Tech, Health, Living, Travel, Opinion, iReport, Money, and Sports.