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ACRL/EBSS Library Resources for Communication Studies (LRCS)

Newspaper Aggregator Databases: The Project Overview

News aggregator databases offer different content and features, but there is little guidance on how these databases compare. The ACRL/EBSS Electronic Resources in Communication Studies Committee has undertaken a project to address this issue. The project involves a comprehensive comparison of the six major news aggregators available to academic libraries in the United States;

We aim to provide librarians and researchers with a valuable resource to assist them in selecting the database that best suits their needs. The comparison encompasses coverage, scope, availability of 35 US newspaper titles, and features offered by each news aggregator. For the details about our project, see our publication. 

 Gilbert, S., Kim, K., Kelley, R., Wright, A., & Zanin-Yost, A. (2024). Evaluation of six news aggregator databases: a comparison for researchers and librarians. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 36(1), 36–54.  

Comparison by Date Coverages

Compare the date coverages of the six news aggregators for the top 10 U.S. circulating newspapers and 25 regional newspapers. 

Comparision by Scope

Comparison by Features