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News & News Literacy

Library E-Resources



America's News provides web-based access to current and archived issues of the Maynard Beacon-Villager from August 2005 to the most recent issue published. Allows you to search by keyword or 

Remote access from home is limited to Maynard residents only. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 978-897-1010 x103.

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.

New York Times Archive

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.

Global Issues in Context
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, tropics, and current events. Rich multimedia including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs. Browse Issues & Topics, find by country, and use Basic or Advanced Search to explore the resource.

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

Boston Herald (2004-2011)

Boston Herald (3 months previous to current day)

Press Reader

The most convenient and complete way to read all your favorite newspapers and magazines on one site. With Press Reader, you have access to publications on the day they are published. Contains full access to nearly 500 U.S. newspapers and also carries many worldwise newspapers.

Zinio Digital Magazines

Current and back issues of popular magazines to read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Web Resources




Acton-Boxborough Beacon  

The library subscribes to this paper.

Boston Globe 

The library subscribes to this paper.

Boston Herald

Concord Journal 

The library subscribes to this paper.


Lowell Sun

Maynard-Stow Beacon-Villager 

The library subscribes to this paper.

MetroWest Daily News

Newspapers U.S. and Worldwide

From, this page collects links for every possible daily newspaper in each U.S. state and each country worldwide.

New York Times 

The library subscribes to this paper.


Public Notices

Public Notices are advertisements placed in newspapers by the government, businesses, and individuals. They include government contracts, foreclosures, unclaimed property, community info, and more. This site provides online access to public notice advertisements from throughout Massachusetts.

Wall Street Journal
The library subscribes to this paper.






My Fox Boston


New England Cable News (NECN)


WBZ: CBS Boston


WCVB: ABC Boston

NBC Boston


WGBH: Boston Public TV


WBUR: Boston NPR Radio

News Literacy



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

All Sides

Provides multiple angles to an individual story to help you avoid bias in the news. 

Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda - Harvard University

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.

Center for News Literacy

Nonprofit organization from Stony Brook University's School of Journalism that features resources on news literacy.

Fact Checking Websites

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