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Department of Defense Education Activities (DoDEA) Schools

NewsBank provides Department of Defense Education Activities (DoDEA) schools and their libraries with a variety of products, including curriculum support, newspaper specialized resources.

Curriculum Support
NewsBank supports school curricula through a variety of educational resources comprised of information from newspapers, wire services, magazines and journals, broadcast transcripts, historical documents, government publications, abstracts and much more. Articles are carefully selected for their research value, and they are indexed with familiar terms. This, in addition to intuitive interfaces, helps students find information relevant to their studies and research through browsing and searching.

Newspaper Resources
NewsBank is the leading provider of Web-based access to the full-text, complete electronic editions of more than 2,000 newspapers published around the world. School libraries can provide students and teachers with unlimited, 24/7 Web-based access to not only local newspapers, but also titles across the state or region, the entire nation or countries around the world.

Specialized Resources
Through NewsBank, schools can offer students and teachers several resources that are rich in content specific to their various areas of interest. These specialized resources may be cross-searchable with NewsBank’s newspaper collections and share the same interface, or they may be searchable independently.

  • News in Spanish—Spanish-language news from the U.S. and abroad
  • StatBank—Numerical data that supports a wide range of subjects
  • UN Connections—Essential information on international issues and events

Listing with FEDLINK
NewsBank’s FEDLINK Number is LC14C7127. Its Service ID is NB, Contract Period: Oct. 1, 1997 to current.

NewsBank is listed with FEDLINK, the federal procurement program administered by the Library of Congress. FEDLINK facilitates the purchasing process for federal and military librarians.

GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract Information
NewsBank’s GSA Number is GS-02F-1405H, Contract Period: Nov. 26, 1997 to current.

NewsBank, inc. has a contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program, which facilitates federal and military librarians’ access to selected NewsBank information resources. The MAS program allows federal agencies to purchase commercial products and services directly from vendors simply by citing a GSA contract number rather than entering into individual purchase negotiations and a lengthy procurement process.

Agencies are required to consider products on the MAS schedule before turning to “open market” sources of supply. In addition, GSA protects the financial interests of agencies by ensuring that contracts are awarded only to products determined to be fairly and reasonably priced.

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