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I Am Looking for Newspaper Articles

Newspapers include:

  • Coverage of current or very recent events
  • Eyewitness accounts of an event
  • In-depth coverage of local issues (in local or regional newspapers) 
  • The public's reaction to a specific event or issue
  • The media's current portrayal, or portrayal over time, of a specific issue

Many newspapers are on the open Web, but some have paywalls for older issues or offer a limited amount of free access per month. 

Accessing newspapers through University Library: 

University Library provides online access to many newspapers. Search for a newspaper by title in the Libraries catalog IUCAT. (Ask a Librarian if you need help locating a specific publication.) 

Newspapers can also be found in many of the Libraries' databases, such as Academic Search Premier and ProQuest Central. You just need to limit your results to only display Newspapers. Which you can do on the results page (after your search) in the left-hand column.

Screenshot of Limiting by Newspaper (left-hand column) in Academic Search Premier (and all EBSCO databases) and ProQuest Central (and all ProQuest databases)


Newspaper Databases