Reference Sources

Background Notes from the U.S. State Department
BBC Country Profiles which include info re: country’s media outlets
CIA World Factbook
Explora (EBSCO – includes AP Source) – magazines, journals, and e-books

Gale eBooks – digital reference books on a variety of topics
MW Library Catalog – reference books
PowerSearch (Gale) – incl. reference books and Congressional Research Service reports
Salem History – includes books on world religions
World History in Context (Gale) – history focus (unlike general PowerSearch database)

Current Events

News Search Engines

Search the past 30 days of news from multiple sources

World News Sources

Many of the news agencies listed here have regional pages too.

Al-Jazeera America
BBC World News
CNN World News
Inter Press Service (NGO focusing on global South)
LinkTV (501c3 based in California)
Newseum: Interactive Map of Today’s Front Pages
New York Times World News
UN News Centre – select region with map on right
World Affairs Journal – select region from top menu
Worldpress Directory of World Newspapers (go to the source news sites – articles reprinted on the Worldpress site may be excerpts or edited versions)

News in a Language other than English

Google News has versions for several countries – a few in English, but most in that country’s primary language (see the drop-down menu near the upper right under U.S. Edition). Consider using a free Google account to customize your Google News with news in a languages you’re studying.

Language Learning Resources

Rocket Languages (access with your public library card number beginning Oct. 1, 2018) – access will include courses for all languages taught at MLWGS (including ASL) with the exception of Latin and Greek

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