09 January 2008 News Releases

ProQuest Introduces Largest Digital Collection of U.S. Hispanic Newspapers Available on a Single Interface: ProQuest U.S. Hispanic Newsstand

News release regarding ProQuest's launch of the largest digital collection of U.S. Hispanic Newspapers available on a single interface.  ProQuest U.S. Hispanic Newsstand will aggregate content from the nation's premier Hispanic publishers. From January 9, 2008.

"ProQuest continues to expand its newspaper offerings so that libraries can meet the needs of nearly any patron," said Rod Gauvin, senior vice president, ProQuest.  "Newspapers have a unique ability to connect people to the world around them, from major global social issues to what's happening in their home town.  ProQuest U.S. Hispanic Newsstand titles are invaluable for any scholar studying Hispanic culture, history, politics and art."

ProQuest U.S. Hispanic Newsstand currently contains coverage from more than 30 titles representing both major cities with large Hispanic populations, as well as cities with growing Hispanic populations.  Key titles include: Conexion (San Antonio, TX), Deporte Total (Tampa, FL), El Comercio (Manassas, VA), El Imparcial (Cicero, IL), El Periodico USA (McAllen, TX), El Vocero Hispano (Grand Rapids, MI), Extra (Chicago, IL), Fin de Semana (NY, NY), Hispanic PR Wire (Miami, FL), Hispano de Tulsa (Tulsa, OK), Hoy (NY,NY), La Palma (West Palm Beach, FL), NOTIMEX (Mexico City, Mexico), Prensa Mexicana (Tampa, FL), Que Onda! (Houston, TX), and Reflejos (Arlington Heights, IL). 

U.S. Hispanic Newsstand will be fully searchable via the ProQuest platform.  Subscribers will be able to  cross search U.S. Hispanic Newsstand with their other ProQuest Newsstand subscription(s).  It has content in both English and Spanish, and both languages can be used  in searching for relevant articles.

Unlocking access to unique content is part of the ProQuest strategy to create a total newspaper solution for libraries, serving all their news needs through a single source. The vast ProQuest news content pool includes 19 million pages of the digitized historical archives of major U.S. dailies.  Its extensive current collection includes more than 500 newspapers from around the world.  ProQuest's newspaper solutions also include such unique delivery systems as NewspaperDirect, which allows libraries to get direct access to more than 450 international and domestic dailies in full-page format. 


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