News & Current Events

To learn more view a brief overview of news and newspaper databases.

Academic OneFile  A premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

Black Life in America The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications. 

Custom Newspapers for Largo Public Library  A customized selection of newspapers for Largo Public Library powered by Infotrac.

Hispanic Life in America  the experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today. 

New York Times Online (Remote/Offsite Access) Locate articles and videos, opinion pieces, and the mini crossword from the New York Times.   Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.  Option to sign up for numerous eNewsletters. 

  • If you are outside of the library, click on the above link.  The redeem code will automatically show on the next screen.  Click the "Redeem" button.  Register for an account, click "login" and then login to your account for your 1 day access.  Repeat the next time you access the site (enter access code, click "Redeem" & login to your account).  
  • In Library: New York Times Online (Onsite Access)  Use this link. Register for an account, click "login", and then login to your account.  
    • After you register for an account, content can also be accessed through the NYT app. Library Edition: World Collection  Provides digital images of 3,000+ regional, local, and international newspapers from the early 1700s into the early 2000s. Search by keyword, or browse newspapers by location.  Articles may be printed or saved to your computer.

Tampa Bay Times Collection (NewsBank) Read and search current and archived (back to 1987) online editions of the Tampa Bay Times (formerly St. Petersburg Times), as well as a selection of news magazines such as Newsweek, Parenting, Popular Science, and U.S. News & World Report.