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How do I search World News Digest?

Learn how to find news articles on current and historical events.

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Search World News Digest

Step 1:

Access the World News Digest.  Note: If you're off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your myPVCC username and password.

Step 2:

World News Digest compiles news articles related to current and historical events dating back to 1940.  Most of these news articles are either compiled by World News Digest editors, or they come from Reuters.  (Reuters is one of the largest news agencies in the world, and they sell news articles to newspapers and other media outlets.  They provide "just the facts" and the media outlets who use them provide the spin.)

Search for a news event:

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Step 3:

Select the type of results you want - News (this is usually what you want), Media (photographs or links to other articles), or Reference (links to other articles).  You may also see Editorials, Social Media Reaction, Primary Sources (political cartoons, transcripts, etc.), Videos, or Infographics. 

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Step 4:

Click the article you want to read.  Pay attention to the date and source of the article.

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  • There are also some useful statistics from the World Almanac.  Click the link under Featured Resources.
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