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Local History & Information

Library and Internet resources for discovering local history and information in the Central Valley of California

News Coverage in Article Databases

Library article databases provide you with complete articles from numerous publications for free.

To connect to article databases from off campus you just sign in like you do for your MJC email or Canvas courses.

Watch the short video below to learn how you can search The Modesto Bee to find articles that will help you begin to learn about your topic. Even though these will be secondary sources, you can use them to inform your thesis then you can use another resource to find primary sources to help illustrate what you've learned.

California Newspapers

Most newspapers provide their most current content freely on their Web sites. They do, however, charge for archival materials.

Historical California Newspapers

Use historical newspapers as primary sources for your research.