Library News

Database of the Month for January – Facts on File World News Digest



As 2017 gets into full swing, top news stories dominate the culture and it can be difficult to distinguish what’s real and relevant from what’s fake and fiction. The selection for January’s Database of the Month hopes to make this very important matter easier to digest – it’s Facts on File World News Digest . “As current events happen; they are often covered by news sources. This database uses multiple news sources to provide a relatively balanced picture of current news events,” Electronic Resources Librarian Heidi Busch said. The database provides articles highlighted in sections including Week in Review, Hot Topics, Landmark Events in History, People in the News and Countries in the News. Articles are derived from major newspapers, magazines and news outlooks from all over the world and from a variety of viewpoints. By searching or browsing articles, one is given the option of printing, emailing or saving the summary. A citation is provided with the choice of MLA or Chicago style. “This database is a good way to find reliable news sources. It’s a nice tool to find news and events from current and the past,” Busch said. To see what this database has to offer, go to the library’s webpage
and click on “Find Databases.” Then, click on the “w” in the A-Z list and find “World News Digest”. To get to the home page, make one final click on the “Facts on File World News Digest”link beside the Resource Home heading.

If you have any questions about this database please contact one of our Reference Librarians by chat, email or by calling the Information Desk at 731-881-7065.