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CD News: the Arizona Republic, Arizona Business Gazette

This guide explains how to access local networked CD-ROM.

CD News: the Arizona Republic, Arizona Business Gazette

ASU Library provides access to CD News: the Arizona Republic, Arizona Business Gazette to all current students, staff, and faculty members. This locally networked CD ROM database covers the full-text of articles, editorials, notices, and obituaries from the Arizona Republic, the Phoenix Gazette, and ABG (Arizona Business Gazette) from 1987-June 2009. [Web access to many Arizona Republic articles, from January 1999 to present, can be accessed through our ProQuest Arizona Republic database.]

The CD News: the Arizona Republic, Arizona Business Gazette database is accessible at ASU Library locations (except for the Downtown Phoenix Campus Library) on Express workstations only. 

To open and run these legacy files from most ASU on-campus Windows computers, use the W:drive apps by following the Map the W Drive instructions (below).  

Map the W Drive Instructions

1. First, map a W: drive to the proper network location.  The video below shows how.


Note: The network location to specify is: \\\share\old-apps


Map the W Drive

Open the CD News Instructions

2. Next, you need to configure your computer to always use the W3Launch Reader when trying to open *.W3L files.  The video below shows how to do this (using CD News Arizona Republic to demo).


Note: The W3Launch Reader is located here:  W:\w3launch\W3LAUNCH.exe

Once this is done, you may open *.W3L files immediately upon downloading them.

Open the CD News

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