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ENGL 13 Rocha: Essay 2 Resources

Critical Reasoning and Writing

Recommended Merced College Library News Databases

Recommended Free Historic News Collections

Recommend Merced County Library News Databases

You need a library card account from the county library to access the Merced County Library databases.

  • You have to live in Merced County in order to get an account. 
  • Apply in-person for a library card. 
  • You can also apply online for an eCard to use electronic resources, like databases. 

Recommended UC Merced Library News Databases

You can use UC Merced Library databases by visiting the campus in person.

  • Before going to UC Merced, visit the parking information for visitors.
  • You will need to bring your own device to connect to the guest WiFi.
  • Once you are connected to the WiFi, you will be able to access UC Merced Library databases.
  • Download articles to your machine to make sure you can access them again when you leave campus. 

Below are just two of the many news databases available through the UC Merced Library that may be helpful for your research, though you can visit the library's wider list of databases that contain newspaper content.

Finding Current & Historic News


"Your New York Times Academic Pass" (3:51) by Odyssey Learning Project is licensed under CC BY 3.0

This video walks you through how to set up your NYT Pass. Although the instructions are for another university, the instructions are the same except that when you register, you will use your MCCD email address. You also need to be on campus for the initial registration.

You may also want to visit the Merced College Library's NYT Pass guide

"California Digital Newspaper Collection" (clip starts at 1:05 and ends 4:30) by Santa Monica College Library is licensed under CC BY 3.0