Flipster

Flipster gives you free online access to some of the most popular magazines from the comfort of your own home. Magazines are available on your computer, tablet, and phone. Flipster is available through your web browser, but apps for tablets and phones are also available for download. With Flipster, you can read current issues of magazines, along with back issues. Issues can also be searched. A Seneca District Resource.

Newspaper Archive

Provides searchable access to more than 300 hundred years of local historical newspapers dating back to the 17th century. NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition contains more than 130 million digitized pages of content from over 6,000 newspapers throughout North America, the UK, and other select countries worldwide. Attention: This resource is now available remotely with your library card as well as in any of our libraries! They have improved their interface. After entering your library card number, register with a personal email and password to easily save clippings and few articles that you can retrieve anytime.

Gale OneFile: News

Browse and read full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world, or search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields.  InfoTrac Newsstand (Now called Gale OneFile: News) also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts. A POWERLibrary Resource.

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Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines

Provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker’s “Magazines for Libraries.” A POWERLibrary Resource.

AP Images

View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years. Over 3,000 photos/images/sound bites/graphics added daily, including audio and visual snapshots. A POWERLibrary Resource.

Tools to Evaluate Your News Consumption

We are committed to helping you avoid falling for fake news, disinformation, and misinformation.  Here are some tools to help you!

Associated Press: Not Real News

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals from each week.  The Associated Press checks them out. None of the stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. AP fact checks them and delivers the facts.

Checkology

The Checkology virtual classroom is a browser-based platform where middle school and high school students learn how to navigate today’s challenging information landscape by developing news literacy skills.

Newsroom Transparency Tracker

A tool that equips you to assess the transparency of leading national and regional media outlets by surfacing the policies, practices, and people behind the news. The Tracker encourages media outlets to be accountable to the public and empowers the public to make informed choices about the news they watch, listen to, and read.

Rand Corporation: Fighting Disinformation Online 

The rise of the internet and the advent of social media have fundamentally changed the information ecosystem, giving the public direct access to more information than ever before. But it’s often nearly impossible to distinguish accurate information from low-quality or false content. This means that disinformation—false or intentionally misleading information that aims to achieve an economic or political goal—can become rampant, spreading further and faster online than it ever could in another format. As part of its Countering Truth Decay initiative, and with support from the Hewlett Foundation, RAND is responding to this urgent problem. Our researchers identified and characterized the universe of online tools developed by nonprofits and civil society organizations to target online disinformation. These tools were created to help information consumers, researchers, and journalists navigate today’s challenging information environment.

Additional Resources from Pen America to help you know what is worth sharing and avoid being misinformed or falling prey to bias.