News & Current Events Resources

News & Current Events specific databases

Canadian Newsstand

Canadian Newsstand provides full text access to over 240 of Canada’s major newspapers. Canadian Newsstand can be searched with any other ProQuest database.

Lexis-Nexis Academic

LexisNexis is your gateway to just about any news service you can think of. It provides access, in full text, to major US and world publications (including non-English), news wires, tv and radio broadcasts, legal publications, SEC filings, company reports and web publications and blogs from trusted news sources.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source provides searchable, full text access to almost 200 national and international newspapers. Additionally, major regional newspapers and transcripts from television's major news networks are also provided.

New York Times   

Full text (no pictures) access to the New York Times from 1980. Browse specific issues or search by topic.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Full text access to the Philadelphia Inquirer going back to 1981. Search by keyword or browse individual issues.

ProQuest Newsstand

ProQuest Newsstand provides full-text access to regional and national titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Morning Call, and the Wall Street Journal. ProQuest Newsstand can be searched with any other ProQuest database.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News provides exactly what it sounds like it would: full text access for regional business periodicals. For us, this means that most major and regional business periodicals published in the United States are accessible. This database can be searched in conjunction with Academic Search Premier and Business Source Premier by clicking "Choose Databases."

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is searchable and browsable back to 1982. All articles are available in full text, though they do not include pictures or graphics.

General/related databases

Academic Search Complete

This multidisciplinary database is a good place to start your research. For extra search capabilities, click "Choose Databases" and select more subject specific databases to simultaneously search.

ProQuest Research Library

ProQuest Research Library provides citations and/or full-text access to 3,000+ scholarly journals and magazines in a wide range of subject areas. In addition to general interest publications, the database covers the Arts, Business, Children, Education, Health, Humanities, Law, Military, International and Multicultural interests, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences, and Women's Interests.


Use WorldCat to find books about a research topic that are not available at Holy Spirit Library. Search by title or author if you are looking for something specific, or search by keyword or subject to find something new. Click "Borrow this item from another library" to request a book from another library.

News/Current Events websites


The official website of CNN offers breaking news that is searchable or browsable by topic: US, World, Politics, Justice, Entertainment, Tech, Health, Living, Travel, Opinion, iReport, Money, and Sports.