Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016 Views: 25
The simplest way to find local newspapers with current articles is to use the Periodical Finder. The Periodical Finder is located on the Shapiro Library homepage. Using this tool to look up a local newspaper is useful if you know the title of the newspaper.
Here’s how to find a local newspaper using Periodical Finder:
- Start on the Shapiro Library homepage. Look under the “Resources” column. The fourth link down is Periodical Finder. Click on that link.
- The main page of the Periodical Finder (also called the "Electronic Journals" page) will appear. Type in the title of your newspaper and hit the “Search” button.
- You will now see any link(s) to a database(s) that has articles published in this newspaper.
Please note: The current issue of newspapers are not always available. Full-text for certain publications is subject to market availability.
Once you click on the database link, you can now search for articles within the newspaper itself. In this example, you can type your keywords for your search in the search box. This example has information on the latest available issue, full-text coverage, and the date range available to search.
In addition, you can narrow your search by browsing or searching one year of the newspaper at a time.
Another way you can look for local newspaper is to search the web for newspaper directories. Here are some newspaper directories:
- 50 states.com - Directory of United States newspapers in all 50 states
- Newspaper Map - Directory of newspapers by country from around the world
- Online Newspapers - Directory of newspapers by country from around the world
Public Libraries: Local public libraries are another great resource for finding local newspapers, both in print and digitally.
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