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Washington Post Historical Now Available through WKU


Washington Post Historical

WKU Libraries is proud to announce the addition of the Washington Post Historical edition to our electronic collection. Provided by ProQuest, this database provides full-text access to the entire run of the Washington Post from 1877 to 1996. WKU already offers the full text of the Washington Post from 1997 to the present as part of the ProQuest Newstand database.

Known for its comprehensive political reporting, first-rate photo essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writing, and in-depth investigative reporting, the Washington Post is a vital resource for today’s budding journalists, political historians, and students of government.

Links to these and all of other our other research databases may be found in the Databases list on the Library web page. These databases are available both on and off campus — off-campus access requires a valid WKU NetID and password. If you need assistance please stop at the Reference Desk in the Commons at Cravens, call for assistance at (270) 745-6125, or email us at


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Natural Standard at WKU Libraries


New! Natural Standard integrative medicine database is now available through WKU Libraries. Natural Standard lets you find comprehensive, evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on foods, herbs, supplements and natural therapies. Sections include color photographs, history, dosage, interactions, adverse effects, allergies, efficacy, pregnancy/lactation data and mechanism of action. Available evidence is collected from a variety of scholarly sources, summarized, and graded.  Patient handouts in English & Spanish & CE/CME programs included.

Natural Standard was founded by clinicians from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and University of California in response to widespread use of complementary and alternative therapies and lack of reliable sources of information.  Monographs undergo blinded review by clinical and research faculty at academic medical centers.

Natural Standard is available on or off campus. You can find it in the Databases list on the Library website, or through the TOPCAT online catalog.

Questions? Need help?

For help with this or any library resource, please visit our Research Assistance Desk at the Commons at Cravens. You can also call us at (270) 745-6125, or email us at:

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WKU Libraries Welcomes ProQuest Newsstand…

 Our New Core Resource for Newspaper Access!


WKU Libraries has added ProQuest Newsstand, a searchable database offering one the of the best full text collections of international, national and regional newspapers, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Tennessean.

ProQuest Newstand also provides full-text access to historic issues of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune. Abstracting and indexing are available for the more than 1,370 newspapers; of these, over 1,270 are full text.

This resource is available through campus computers and off-campus using your WKU NetID and password.

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Vogue Archive at WKU Libraries

Western Kentucky University Libraries have recently added the complete archives of Vogue magazine to our electronic resource collection. As the publisher describes this useful database:

“The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. In addition to the editorial content, all covers, advertisements and pictorial features have been captured as separate documents to allow for searching and discovery. You can also limit your search by journal editor, to find items published during the editorship of, say, Diana Vreeland (1963-71) or Anna Wintour (1988-present).”

This database will be a highly valuable resource across many disciplines, including:
• Textiles and dress
• Fashion history
• Popular culture
• Gender studies
• Photography and graphic design
• Marketing and advertising

This resource if available both on- and off-campus (off-campus users will log in with their NetID and password). We are delighted to be able to offer the Vogue Archive, and we invite all our library users to try it out soon!

Need help? Call Library Reference at 270-745-6176, or ask us online.

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