Maynard Digitized Newspapers (1899-1959 and 1964-1975)
Search the Maynard News weekly newspaper from 1899-1959 and 1964-1975. You can either search by keyword or all articles on a specific date/date range.
This is the first step the library has made in microfilming our entire collection of Maynard newspapers. This page will be updated as we add more. Later years are available on microfilm at the library.
Boston Globe Archive
Provides full text access to The Boston Globe from 1980 through the current issue. Allows you to search by keyword or all articles within a certain date or date range.
Up-to-the-moment access to nytimes.com with no limit on the number of articles viewed. Read today's news stories as they happen.
Unlimited access while connected to the internet at the library. A limited number of 72-hour passes are available daily for home or remote use.
This resource requires you to create a free individual account. You may use your existing nytimes.com account, if you have one.
Provides full-text access to the New York Times from 1980 through the current issue. Allows you to search by keyword or all articles within a certain date or date range.
Electronic Resources from Boston Public Library
Massachusetts residents are eligible to use the Boston Public Library’s (BPL) online databases at no charge. You will need a BPL card to access these resources. If you do not already have a BPL e-card, you can register for one by clicking here.
Searchable Associated Press content, including 4.6 million photographs (1826-present) as well as graphics, audio (1920-present), and articles (1997-present).
Up-to-the-moment access to www.bostonherald.com with no limit on the number of articles viewed. Choose 72-hour authenticated access or 24-hour anonymous access. Coverage: 2006-present
Up-to-the-moment access to www.sentinelandenterprise.com with no limit on the number of articles viewed. Choose 72-hour authenticated access or 24-hour anonymous access. Coverage: 2006-present
Up-to-the-moment access to www.lowellsun.com with no limit on the number of articles viewed. Choose 72-hour authenticated access or 24-hour anonymous access. Coverage: 2006-present
Color full-page and article reproductions of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers and magazines including the Boston Globe (backfile covers Oct 25, 2003-Feb 24, 2016; July 26, 2022-present mostly in color which are accessible through calendar). Coverage: usually current 3 months or more.
Access the Wall Street Journal from anywhere!
Simply create your account, and you can start using wsj.com immediately.
Your access will be available for the next 3 days (72 hours). A limited number of passes may be issued each day.
After 3 days, simply come back and click the above link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.
Articles can be accessed back to January 1, 1997, but not market data or stock quotes from charts
Unfortunately in 2022, Maynard's newspaper, the Beacon-Villager, ceased to exist. Until the time that a new source of local news arrives, the town is currently in a news desert. Major news in town is occasionally covered by the Boston Globe and the Metrowest Daily News.
A collaborative project started by Maynard resident Glenn Koenig to cover news in Maynard in the absence of a traditional newspaper.
WAVM 91.7 FM and Cable TV-8 (Student run radio and television stations)
WAVM is a completely student-run radio and television station situated in Maynard High School. WAVM serves the local community in all sorts of ways from its weekly church radio-broadcasts to its annual Beacon Santa Telethon which raises tens of thousands of dollars for the needy families of Massachusetts each year.
What is Fake News?
"Fake News" is in the news. How do you know whether a news story or social media post is credible? Fake news is misinformation. Fake news may not be 100% fake; it may be a mixture or real and fake, or it may be strongly biased, providing a slanted or incomplete perspective.
What can you do to tell if it's true?
Consider the source: Who wrote the article and who published it?
Is it an ad for something?
Check the date. Is it an old article being "recycled?" Has new, better information emerged recently?
Triangulate: Check multiple sources. Do they agree? Do they cite evidence or only offer opinion?
Use a fact checking website like the ones listed below.
News Literacy Web Resources
Provides multiple angles to an individual story to help you avoid bias in the news.
This guide offers a brief introduction to the spread of misinformation of all kinds and tools for identifying it, and reading the news with a more informed eye.
A nonprofit organization that reaches students, journalists, and members of the public about different aspects of the news and how to judge credibility.
Nonprofit organization from Stony Brook University's School of Journalism that features resources on news literacy.
Fact Checking Websites
Please note that while our website does contain a small number of outside curated links (primarily to local, governmental, and non-profit sites covering subjects of interest to our patrons), we regret that we are unable to spend the time to fully evaluate unsolicited links that are sent to us for inclusion on our site; therefore we do not act on these recommendations.
Updated 5/29/2023 J.R.