This selective database, created at Penn State, primarily indexes local news articles. National and state news items are not indexed unless they are relevant to local persons, places or events. The Sports section is not indexed unless an article relates to another larger issue such as Title IX, gender equity, medicine, etc. Friday's Weekender section is not indexed either. The following topics are indexed: Local news articles Selected Editorials Theater Music Visual arts Book reviews Obituaries (beginning in 1990) Coverage: 1981-2002.