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Ethnic NewsWatch


HCCC students, faculty, and staff now have unlimited access to Ethnic NewsWatch for a search of ethnic and alternative resources.

Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access often overlooked perspectives. The database now also contains Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989.


Subject coverage

  • Ethnic groups
  • Minorities
  • Culture
  • Religion
  • Independent press
  • Ethnic studies
  • African American
  • Caribbean
  • African
  • Hispanic American
  • Native American
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Asian
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Arab Americans
  • Middle Eastern Americans
  • European Americans
  • Eastern European
  • Jewish Americans
  • Multi-ethnic
  • Multi-cultural
  • Human rights
  • Activism


How to Access:


  • On campus users: you will enter the home page of Ethnic NewsWatch's official site directly.
  • Off-campus users: you will be prompted to log in with your HCCC email and password for authentication. Then you will enter the home page of Ethnic NewsWatch's official site.


Search Using Ethnic Newswatch

Enter one or more words and click Search.

Explore your results. Open and view documents that interest you. A document can be anything from a newspaper article, to a photograph, PDF, or video.


Things to know

What It does with the words you enter

The search looks for your words (search terms) in all fields—including any available abstract or full text—of all documents in all selected databases.

When you enter more than one word, shale oil for example, it will look for documents that contain both shale and oil in any field, including any available abstract or full text. 

Search for an exact phrase

Surround your words with quotation marks—“eternal love” or “life after death”—to force it to look for your words as a phrase only, rather than finding each word separately.

Find out what databases you’re searching

Your institution's subscription can include many databases, covering a wide range of subject areas. When multiple databases are selected, the number of databases you are currently searching is displayed at the top of the window, like this:

Limit your search
  • Select one of the buttons above the search box to limit your search to a particular type of content e.g. books.
  • Select the Full text checkbox to find only documents that provide the complete full text, versus just a citation or abstract
  • Select the Peer reviewed checkbox to limit your search to research that has been evaluated by people in the same field in order to maintain quality.
Autocomplete -- search term suggestions as you enter your search

If enabled by your administrator, autocomplete provides suggestions from previously successful searches by users. The list changes as you type, to match previous searches that start with what you have entered at any point. Click any term in the list to immediately search for that term.

You can click the Turn off auto-complete link to disable search term suggestions for your current session.


​If you encounter any access issue, please contact us via email: