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Research Strategies

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Finding newspaper titles

The University Library has access to several newspapers both current and historical available electronically in our News + Current Issues databases.

To find a specific newspaper, use the Journal search via OneSearch and type in the title of the newspaper such as The Wall Street Journal:  

Onesearch journal title screenshot

Once you find the newspaper, look under Online Access  for the link. If there are multiple links, this means the library has access to the newspaper in multiple databases. Make sure to select the link that corresponds to the date range you are searching for.

OneSerach Online Access link screenshot

 

Once you find an article of interest, you can save the PDF, create a citation, and/or email yourself or a colleague.

Current Newspaper Articles

Have you tried accessing news on their website and prompted to subscribe and pay for access? Don’t worry, the University Library has access to many popular current national newspapers.  To browse same day news, it is best to start with Proquest Global NewsStream. Otherwise, select the title below to open the newspaper in OneSearch.  

Key U.S. Titles

Key International Titles

Other News Resources: 

Historical Newspaper Articles

Historical Titles: 

You can search historical titles at the same time. Once you have logged in, click on Databases, and add the ones you would like (such as the Historical LA Times):

 

Other Historical Newspaper Resources: 

Receiving News Alerts

If you want to stay up to date with a specific newspaper OR news topic, you can set an alert.

For example, to receive a daily email regarding the Los Angeles Times, you need to create a free account with ProQuest, and then tailor your alert.

You can also use the 'alert' function for a specific search or news item.

Depending on the newspaper title, you may need to set up accounts with multiple vendors (such as EBSCOhost). You should never be asked to pay for this feature, so if you run into trouble, please Ask a Librarian.

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