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Newspaper articles are a great resource for research on current and historical events.  The Adams Memorial Library subscribes to some newspapers through these databases:

EBSCOhost Database Collection
Provides access to articles, magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, pamphlets, etc. covering all subject areas.  Available in 13 languages. Provided by OSL and (Remote Access Available - enter your 14 digit OSL library card number)

MasterFILE Premier
Magazine, newspaper, general reference, business, health, education, general interest, general science, multicultural issues and more. Reference books, biographies, primary source documents.  This database is updated daily.  Available in 13 languages.  (Remote Access Available - enter your 14 digit OSL library card number).

There are also quite a number of free resources for searching and reading the news online, and many newspaper sites will allow users a limited number of free page views prior to charging for access:

Google News
Google News is a computer-generated news site that aggregates headlines from news sources worldwide, groups similar stories together and displays them according to each reader's personalized interests.  You can use the advanced search feature to narrow your search to a particular site or topic, or the Timeline feature to restrict your results to particular years.

Providence Journal
24-hour news coverage around Rhode Island

Providence Phoenix

The Providence Phoenix web site features 90% of the paper's content posted online every week, and it is searchable and archived.

New York Times
The New York Times is a daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851.  The web site's articles archive contains New York Times articles dating back to 1851.  The archive is divided into two search sets: 1851–1980 and 1981–present.   A free, full abstract or text preview is available for almost every article.  Articles are also available for purchase through the New York Times directly: