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). 

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.

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.

US Major Dailies

US Major Dailies provides access to the five most respected U.S. national and regional newspapers: 

  • The New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Wall Street Journal

With print and online editions, the titles offer researchers thorough and timely coverage of local, regional, and global events with journalistic balance and perspective. The content is available by 8 AM U.S. Eastern time each day and provides archives stretching as far back as 1980. All titles are cross searchable on the ProQuest platform.

Reference

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.

Gale Virtual Reference Center

Gale Encyclopedia of Law and Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer

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

The Home Improvement Reference Center is a database designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library® 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.

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.

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.