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The Information Cycle: Newspapers

Starting with a news event, trace how information changes over time using the information cycle.



  • Current information
  • Local information for a community
  • Varied interests (news, sports, entertainment)


  • Difficult to access historic information
  • Ongoing stories may not be reported consistently leaving gaps in information
  • Back issues traditionally offered in microform  or not retained
  • Smaller, local papers often not online/digitalized or indexed

Newspaper: New York Times

Accessing Newspapers @ PBSC

Palm Beach State College Library subscribes to national, state and local newspapers. The Library maintains databases that provide full text coverage to hundreds of local, national and international newspapers.