New Access to News Databases and KC Star

A person holds an open newspaper in front of their head

UMKC Libraries have added subscription access to three databases.

Access World News Research Collection

Includes the Kansas City Star, 1991 to today! Research diverse perspectives, topics and trends that align with curricular areas such as Political Science, English, Sociology, Humanities, Business, International Studies and more. Features reliable, credible information from a wide variety of international, national, and local news sources.

Within the Access World News database, navigate to the A-Z Source List to search for the Kansas City Star collections.

A screenshot of the A-Z Source List showing results for the search kansas city star. The results are summarized in the text below this image.

The Star is available from 1991 to today in text format, from 2013 to today as color full-page images, plus blogs from 2005 to today and some recent video and video transcripts. The library continues to maintain our microfilm collection of the Kansas City Star, reaching back to 1885.

Access World News Research Collection

Black Life in America

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1976 to today.

Black Life in America

Hispanic Life in America

The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 2010 to today.

Hispanic Life in America

Search these full-text databases online after logging in with your UM System username and password. 

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