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Research & Reference - News & Newspapers


Database access from outside the library requires a valid library card and PIN. In Library Only is the largest online collection of historical newspaper content in the world.  The complete collection contains local newspapers such as the Bakersfield Californian and the Daily Californian as far back as 1892 and over 100 million searchable newspaper pages.  Each image is digitized from the actual microfilmed copy of the newspaper, making it possible for users to view the page exactly as it appeared in the past. This resource is available only at library locations.
The Bakersfield Californian eEdition Access Here

Digital edition of full issues of the Bakersfield Californian from the current month.

*Please ingore the pink box on the login screen.*

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In Library, log in using :
Email Name:
Password (case sensitive): kernlibrary1

Los Angeles Times- Library Edition Inside & Outside of Library
ProQuest Digital Microfilm™ provides the actual page images of the Los Angeles Times archived as digital scans that are accessed via the web, enabling multiple users to take advantage of full-image primary resource content inside and outside of the library. By bringing the newspaper microfilm experience online, the Digital Microfilm™ user experiences all of the same features and benefits of a traditional microfilm reader in an efficient virtual environment.

Users: Once directed to the site, click on Select and choose Los Angeles Times- Library Edition, then select the year, month and day you wish to view.
Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO) NEW Inside & Outside Library
Includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 38 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as The Bakersfield Californian, The New York Times (from January 1985 to present), Christian Science MonitorSan Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times (DC) and others.

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