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How to access World News Digest - Facts on File

  • To access the Facts on File databases click “Library E-Database” on the Lane College Library website then “Facts on File: World News Digest”.
  • On this page select a specific collection to access from the displayed list (e.g., World News Digest, Issues and Controversies, Today’s Science).
  • After selecting a specific database use the box on the left to search within the database. Also on the left certain search options can be set including sorting options and date range. Alternatively, the database can be browsed using the categories on the left or various sections on the page.
  • After searching, the results list will be displayed with links to articles related to your search. Using the tabs at the top of the list, results can be refined by source type. To access and article click on its title.
  • When accessing an article, the full-text will be displayed as well as a citation. The toolbar in the upper-right allows for temporarily saving an article, printing, going back to the homepage, and help files. It looks like this:

  • To print an article first click the print icon in the toolbar to access a printer-friendly version of an article then use the browser’s print command.
  • To e-mail an article click the mail icon in the toolbar. Fill in the recipient’s e-mail address and an optional message then click “send”.
  • Articles can be saved during a single session by clicking on the folder icon in the toolbar. To access all saved articles click “Saved Items” in the upper right corner.
  • For more information about Facts on File’s functions click on the question mark on the upper-right to access help files.

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