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Access World NewsNo Access for Student Cards
Find global information on business, education, the environment, health, jobs and careers, people, politics and government, social issues, sports, STEM and more including newspapers, videos and web-only content featuring Cumberland Times-News, Herald-Mail, The Sun, USA Today, international sources and more.
Cumberland Times News (from Newsbank)No Access for Student Cards
Find information on community issues and events, business, education, government and more from 2007 to present from the Cumberland Times News using the Newsbank portal. .
Gale Academic OneFile SelectAvailable everywhere
This resource for academic research integrates the full text of publications from across the disciplines and now includes vocational/technical titles used by community college students, filling a specific need for curriculum-oriented collections. Expanded Academic ASAP provides indexing for more than 5,000 periodicals, more than 2,800 in full text without any embargo. The combination of full text for scholarly journals and selected general interest titles for smaller academic libraries is ideal.
Gale OneFile: NewsAvailable everywhere
Gale OneFile: News provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.
Herald-Mail (from Newsbank)No Access for Student Cards
Find information on community issues and events, business, education, government and more from 1996 to present using from the Herald-Mail the Newsbank Portal.
Libby by OverdriveAvailable everywhere
Browse hundreds of downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and magazines! Check out and download best-selling titles to your PC, then transfer to a supported device or burn many titles to CD to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
NewsBank - Access World NewsNo Access for Student Cards
This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source type includes 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.
The Post (WashingtonPost.com)No Access for Student Cards
Washington County Free Library in partnership with Western Maryland Regional Library has sponsored subscription access to WashingtonPost.com for all patrons and staff. To enjoy unlimited access, simply visit the site while connected to the library’s internet network. Access includes current news coverage from The Post’s expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world.
While The Washington Post, published since December 6, 1877, has long been considered the newspaper of record when it comes to politics and global affairs, The Post also contains smart and thoughtful reporting on topics ranging from the environment to food and cooking. Readers will not only benefit from reading The Post’s coverage, but also enjoy The Post’s interactives and videos.
In 2018, The Post formally launched its Enterprise Solutions division, along with The Washington Post’s Public Library program.
Onsite access: authenticates using the library’s IP ranges
- Using either the library’s computers or the public Wi-Fi on personal devices
- Find the link for onsite access to WashingtonPost.com on the library’s page for digital resources
- Select the onsite link to reach WashingtonPost.com
- Readers will be directed to the site There should be no paywall and no registration prompt with onsite access
Offsite access: authenticates by log-in credentials, specifically an email address and password
- Navigate to your library’s homepage; then go to the library’s page for digital resources
- Locate and select the offsite (remote) access link for WashingtonPost.com
- Readers are taken to your library landing page at WashingtonPost.com landing page with the following message “Try The Washington Post free for the next 7 days. Enter your email to get started:”
- Users should then register or log-in with two steps by entering an email address and password
- Unrestricted offsite access is available to readers for 7 days, beginning at the point of entering the site after registering or logging in. On the eighth day, users should return to the library’s digital resource webpage and select the offsite access link for WashingtonPost.com; this triggers a new 7-day access period for the individual.