According to recent research, Spanish is spoken by more than 30 million U.S. citizens at home and is the second most common language in the United States, with trends suggesting that its usage will continue to grow rapidly. Spanish is also the most widely taught non-English language in secondary schools and institutions of higher education. To help serve Spanish speakers and those learning the language, NewsBank offers Acceda Noticias, a Web-based
collection of Spanish-language news sources.
A resource for the large and growing Spanish-speaking population
Acceda Noticias provides Web-based access to the complete electronic editions of more than 20 Spanish-language newspapers published in major U.S. cities from Florida to California. It also includes tens of thousands of current and archived full-text articles from other news sources and complete electronic newspaper editions across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Spain. With this specialized, value-priced resource, libraries can extend the domestic or international news coverage provided by their or collection. Acceda Noticias can be cross-searched with these collections, and it shares the same user-friendly interface. However, it can also be browsed, searched and purchased individually.
Spanish-language interface and coverage of current issues
Acceda Noticias not only features a wealth of primary source information from Spanish-language news sources and services, but also it enables students and faculty to choose between two versions of the interface—one in English and the other with all search, navigation and help in Spanish (America’s Newspapers also offers this option). Beyond, Acceda Noticias is an ideal resource for Spanish speakers interested in researching current issues, and it is also a useful tool for those learning Spanish or English as a second language. Acceda Noticias offers multiple perspectives on a wide range of current issues in the U.S. and abroad, including:
- Spanish history & culture
- Government & politics
- International relations
- Civil rights
- And much more