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Catholic News Archive Demo

Please join the Monroe Library and Jennifer Younger from the Catholic Research Resources Alliance on Tuesday, April 18 at 10am in Seminar Room 4 of the library for a demo of The Catholic News Archive, a freely available digital library of 4,288 issues (and counting!) Catholic newspaper issues from different cities over multiple years. From the Catholic News Archive website,

“Historic Catholic newspapers are an important resource for scholars and researchers. The Catholic Research Resources Alliance is founded and funded by an impressive list of Universities (follow the link for a full list of member institutions).

However, university level uses are not the only extent of use for education. It is our passionate conviction that these historic newspapers can provide motivation for reading and discussion. They are a vast, diverse and primary source documents that can:

  • Connect students to recent history.
  • Make learning fun!
  • Offer flexibility and adaptability to all curriculum areas and grade levels.
  • Bridget the gap between the classroom and the “real’ world.
  • Give everyone something that’s interesting for them to ready (news, sports, weather, editorials, and comics).

Design lessons with relevant interactive digital activities to engage learners while creating historical awareness. Foster and facilitate independent learners using free and open source electronic resources to strengthen Catholic identity.”

Please join us to learn more about this valuable resource!

What: The Catholic News Archive demo

Where: Monroe Library Seminar Room 4 (2nd floor)

When: Tuesday, April 18 at 10am

Now more local newspaper articles online!

We have recently added the New Orleans Advocate newspaper and Times-Picayune web-only content to our America’s News subscription. The New Orleans Advocate articles are often unique and don’t always appear in the Baton Rouge Advocate, which was always included in our America’s News subscription.  Give it a try to locate more local information!