Hometown News is the perfect way for military personnel to stay connected to family, friends and their communities while away from home. Through a user-friendly interface, it offers 24/7 Web-based access to the complete electronic editions of more than 800 local newspapers from across the U.S. It also features a wide variety of add-ons that offer specialized content specific to military personnel's various subjects of interest.
The world's largest, fastest-growing full-text newspaper database
The world’s most comprehensive collection of full-text newspapers globally, Hometown News provides extensive coverage at every level—local, state, regional, national and international. This fully searchable Web-based resource features the vast majority of the top U.S. newspapers by circulation, along with hundreds of hard-to-find local and regional titles, most of which are unavailable elsewhere. Additionally, Hometown News can be upgraded with hundreds of international news sources from scores of countries on six continents, translated into English when written in other languages.
Customizable, map-based interface
Hometown News features an intuitive, map-based interface—developed
in partnership with librarians—which can be customized to highlight
specific newspapers and meet the unique needs of the library. Without
training, government and military personnel and their dependents can easily select and
search a single newspaper, multiple titles across a region or country
or the entire database.
A rich resource with customizable content
In addition to providing Web-based access to the world's most comprehensive newspaper database, Hometown News can be customized through the addition of several specialized resources that enable libraries to offer full-text, fully searchable news and information resources that satisfy military personnel's specific areas of interests. These include:
- Digital replicas of newspapers from around the world that include layouts of all news articles, photos and graphics, advertisements, classifieds, box scores, stock quotes, puzzles, cartoons and other content unavailable in full-text digital newspaper editions
- The complete electronic editions of more than 20 Spanish-language newspapers published in major U.S. cities, as well as newspapers and tens of thousands of full-text articles in Spanish from news sources across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Spain
- Current and archived articles from key U.S. newswires and broadcast transcripts from many of the top U.S. television and radio news shows
- The complete full-text electronic editions of approximately 200 business and law journals, local and regional business news weeklies and other business news sources across North America