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Set up a personal account and search news items in America's Newspapers, an online subscription database for Barrington Area Library patrons

Set up a personal account and search news items in America's Newspapers, an online subscription database for Barrington Area Library patrons

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  • 1. America’s Newspapers Database Tips for Business Users
  • 2. About the Database • This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, and national and level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Content is easily searched and sorted through an intuitive, map-based interface.
  • 3. Access Visit www.balibrary.org and click on the link to databases. Scroll down to “America’s Newspapers”. You can log in with your Barrington library card if you are accessing the database from outside the library.
  • 4. Personalize After logging in, you can set up your own personal account. Personal Accounts allow repeat users to customize their experience by saving articles. You don’t need a Personal Account to access any products.
  • 5. Access News The America’s News link provides local, regional and national news coverage of business topics.. You can save articles if you have logged in with your personal account
  • 6. Search News Quickly and easily customize your search with shortcut links provided. In the example below, the query was limited to Chicago Area News with the shortcut on the left-hand menu. Rows can be added or removed and results can be sorted by relevance or date.
  • 7. Filter Results The previous sample search query returned 218 news items. These can be filtered by date (year), location, source, and source type. Check the box next to an article to save it in your personal account. Checking this box will also give you the option to email, print, or export a citation for the item.
  • 8. Questions? • You can visit the Adult Services Reference Desk, call us at (847) 382-1300 x 3500, text us at 66746 (type code askbal the first time you send us a text), or send us an email. • Thanks for using the Barrington Area Library! For more information on our business resources, check out our business page at www.balibrary.org/business