News and Reference

Make the Anchorage Public Library your first stop for research and reference. 

News

Alaska Polar and Periodical Index (APPI)

A localized index for Alaskan newspapers, magazines, journals and newsletter articles and the polar regions. Citations only. [Date Range: 1890 - Current]

America's News

Find information on topics related to business, current events, the environment, government, politics and more including newspapers, blogs, videos and web-only content featuring the Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Press, Arctic Warrior, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Juneau Empire, Kodiak Daily Mirror, Peninsula Clarion, Seattle Times, USA Today and more (powered by NewsBank). Learn how to use it with this tutorial.

Find A Topic offers access to hundreds of topics organized by category and is included with America’s News. Start by clicking on a category and a topic. Categories include business, education, the environment, health, international issues, jobs and careers, leisure activities (book reviews), people, politics and government, social issues, sports and technology.

NEW Find A Topic Video

America’s News ‘Create a Personal Account’ Video to save your activity—including articles, searches and viewing history—as well as create email alerts.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm

Digitized images of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal from 2008 to the present. There may be a six week lag time before issues are available. 

Reference

Biography Reference Center

more than 461,000 full-text biographies.

Consumer Health Complete

Health articles for the average person, includes drug index and reports.

Digital Pipeline

home page - resources for Alaskan residents

Digital Public Library of America

Photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents--shared by America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions--all free and immediately available in digital format.

Ebsco Host

Includes about 30 databases containing citations and full text publications in a variety of subject areas across magazines, newspapers, and journals. And EBSCOhost Mobile for users with mobile devices.

Gale Virtual Reference Center

Gale Encyclopedia of Law and Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer

History Reference Center

A full text history reference database for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.

NoveList

Find fiction books based on interests and author readalikes.

Points of View

Resources that present multiple sides of an issue.

SLED: A to Z Databases

SLED, the Statewide Library Electronic Doorway, is an easy-to-use website that connects people to high quality Alaska information.

World Book Encyclopedia

Full access to the World Book Encyclopedia suite of online learning tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, games, eBooks, maps, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

World Book Video Tutorials

Collection of video tutorials to help familiarize World Book Encyclopedia users with the resources.

WorldCat

Sources for interlibrary loans.