Facts on File World News Digest

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World News Digest brings together seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print. This unique archival record of domestic and international news, unrivaled for its depth, breadth, and accuracy, covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940. World News Digest is updated twice weekly and includes
a searchable hourly newsfeed. Its more than 1 million internal hyperlinks allow researchers to follow a story ahead in time and back in time, and lead to just the background information they need to understand its significance.


  • 1940-present

Information Type:

  • Citations? No
  • Abstracts? No
  • Full Text? Yes

Frequency of Updates:

  • Weekly


  • Ahead in Time” and “Back in Time” links for a complete chronological chain of events
  • Timelines of top stories
  • Key background information—primary source documents, profiles of newsmakers, countries, and issues
  • Research features and in-depth coverage guides on high-interest topics
  • Searchable newsfeed, updated hourly
  • Newspaper editorials and editorial cartoons with discussion questions
  • World Almanac® content and full Encyclopedia
  • Citations display in MLA, 7th Edition style, with APA guidelines
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Jamie has been working in libraries since her high school days. She holds a double BA, MA and an MLIS. She loves her baby boy, couponing and answering Reference inquires!


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