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Databases A - Z: Home

Print newspapers are in the Reading Room on the first floor of Murrell Library. Current magazines are on the second floor in the quiet room, with back issues in alphabetical order by title in the Periodicals section.

  • Columbia Daily Tribune  - Daily newspaper for Columbia, Missouri area, including University of Missouri, Columbia. We keep 1 month.
  • Kansas City Star - Daily newspaper for Kansas City, Missouri area. We keep 1 month.
  • Marshall Democrat News - Local newspaper serving Marshall, Missouri and Saline County, Missouri. Published three times weekly. We keep 1 month.
  • USA Today - A multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, its mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. We keep 1 month.
  • Wall Street Journal - A U.S. business-focused international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week. We keep 1 month.

Featured Database of the Month

Bloom's Literature

Bloom's Literature Online

This literature and writing database contains:

  • Overviews, synopses, analyses, and literary criticism of works, authors, and literary movements, plus information about literary characters.
  • Full-text and podcasts of author interviews.
  • Full text searchable literary classic eBooks, poems, and every Shakespeare play, with critical analysis
  • Full-length videos of classic plays and films, including every play by Shakespeare.
  • “How to Write a Good Essay” discusses preparing a thesis statement and outline, writing introductions and conclusions, and assembling a list of works cited. A sample essay is included.
  • “How to Write about Literature” explains writing about literary themes, characters, context, philosophy, ideas, form, genre, language, symbols, and imagery.