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.

Anchorage Daily News Collection

Search more than 30 years of Alaska history with The Anchorage Daily News Collection. Coverage from 1985 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Anchorage Daily News with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.

Explora (Grades 6 to 12)

A dedicated, graphically oriented search for EBSCO's health and education related databases geared towards grades 6-12.

Master File

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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 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.

Explora (Grades 6 to 12)

A dedicated, graphically oriented search for EBSCO's health and education related databases geared towards grades 6-12.

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.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Features pamphlets, articles from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects.

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library® can provides users with easy-to-use interactive tutorials, e-books and test preparation practice for academic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, social studies and science. The career-related information, test preparation for college admissions, professional career licensing and certification, and high school equivalency are only a few of the many learning tools available.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MedicLatina

MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

Medline

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

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.