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Finding Newspapers


Finding Newspaper Articles: OneSearch

Start by typing in your keywords, topic, event, or person your searching in the OneSearch box from the Library's homepage.

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On the results page you can refine your search on the left hand side to limit by Format (News Item) and Publication Date (enter in year or range of years).

 news item                       


   publication date



Almost all microform titles are stored in the ASRS, please ask for assistance at the Reserves, Periodicals & Microform service desk on the 4th floor of the library, east wing. 

To determine if the Library has particular material on microform (microfilm, microcard or microfiche), perform either a subject, title, periodical title or author search in the Library Catalog. To view a particular title, choose a date range and select Request (as shown below) then go to Reserves, Periodicals and Microform service desk. 

You can save pdf images of microform pages to your own flash drive, or print paper copies for $.20/page. A change machine is located in the Reserves, Periodicals & Microform wing.

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Below are some major U.S. Titles newspapers 



Library Catalog: Newspaper Search


To determine if the library has access to a  particular newspaper select the Journals tab from the Library's homepage underneath the OneSearch Box. 

Then, enter the title of the newspaper. 

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TIP: Once you have found the record, pay close attention to the date ranges.  Databases will vary on the publication years we have access too.  If your research requires a specific date range make sure you choose a database that has coverage for those dates. 




Major U.S. Tiles (electronic resource)


Historical Newspapers (electronic resources)


International Titles


Major Digital Newspaper Collections


Databases with Current News Sources

  • Academic Search Premier Provides full text for nearly 4,600 periodicals, including more than 3,900 full-text peer-reviewed journals.  
  • Ethnic NewsWatch Full-text collection of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Over 270 titles, 1960- present.
  • General OneFile From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access over 9,000 scholarly journals, and general interest news magazines and newspapers - over half contain full text and images
  • LexisNexis Academic  is a full-text database containing news, legal, biographical, and business information from over 12,000 U.S. and international publications.
  • NewsBank Special Reports focuses on topics of current interest. They include content from sources throughout the world to provide a global perspective, current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggested search terms. 
  • Proquest Newsstand Full text for 500+ U.S. and international news sources. Includes coverage of 150+ major and regional U.S. newspapers.