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NewsBank's NewsSource Offers Combined Periodical Sources for Smaller Libraries

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NewsBank's NewsSource Offers Combined Periodical Sources for Smaller Libraries

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NewsBank's NewsSource, a new CD-ROM product for smaller libraries, combines newspaper and periodical research on a single disc. NewsBank's NewsSource will contain over 3,000 newspaper articles per month (full text) from over 100 U.S. newspapers and international wire services, all articles (full text) from many of the most popular periodical titles, and bibliographic citations from over 100 periodicals dating back three years.

Users will be able to search all the full-text resources simultaneously. NewsBank's NewsSource's Easy Topic Search mode allows users to choose from a list of related subjects when searching for information on a specific topic. Two other search levels allow searchers to accurately define the parameters of their search through the use of keywords and Boolean operators. All three levels are fast and intuitive.

The disc will be updated five times per year in August, October. December, February and April.

For 25 years, NewsBank, Inc. has provided information products and curriculum materials to schools, libraries, and research centers worldwide.

NewsBank also announced that it has enhanced CDJr., its middle school and junior high school current issues and events CD-ROM, by merging the product's newspaper and magazine databases and adding a "Topic" search level. …

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