EBSCO Newspaper Source

Ever hopped into your car and turned on the radio only to catch the last 30 seconds of a stunning radio segment on Louisiana hurricanes? Then you need Newspaper Source. Don’t let a name like Newspaper Source fool you into thinking its just about daily tabloids; it also serves up tens of thousands of full-text, noncommercial radio news transcripts!

Internationally acclaimed National Public Radio (NPR) has provided coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s effects on Gulf Coast communities for the past year; and a Newspaper Source search under “NPR” and “Hurricane Katrina” uncovers almost 1,000 full-text transcripts. So now you can print, email, or save full-text radio transcripts of what you halfway heard (or missed altogether) on your a.m. drive yesterday.

  • Click “Online Databases” on the left navigation menu of our home page.
  • Click “Enter” (remote users will be asked to enter library card number).
  • From the Statewide Databases list, click “EBSCO”; select “EBSCOhost Web”.
  • Scroll through the alphabetical list and check “Newspaper Source”; click Continue.
  • To find the NPR Day to Day segment that discusses the loss of magnolia trees after Katrina (broadcast just last month), try this search:  “NPR” and “Magnolia Trees
  • Read the transcript “New Orleans Stands to Lose Many Magnolia Trees” by clicking either HTML Full Text or the title provided in the citation.

In addition to radio, EBSCO gives you the full-text for television news transcripts and 20 national and international papers plus over 230 regional U.S. papers!

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