Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2017     Views: 24

The Shapiro Library has databases with archived newspapers including  “Newspaper Source” (EBSCO) and “Newspapers - Proquest”. All of our databases are located on the Shapiro Library homepage via the A-Z Database List (this link is located in the “Resources” column).

  • Newspaper Source (EBSCO): This database is a collection of full-text local, regional, national and international newspapers.
  • Newspapers - Proquest: This database is a collection of local, regional, national and international newspapers. Newspapers - Proquest has three sections:
    • Canadian News Complete: A collection of over 300 full-text Canadian newspapers. Some newspapers date as far back as the 1970’s and 1980’s.
    • Proquest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times:  Full-text of the New York Times from 1852 until three years ago. This database includes the New York Daily Times (1851 - 1857), and the New York Times (1857 up to 3 years ago).
    • Proquest Newsstand:  A collection of full-text regional, national and international newspapers with detailed indexing. This database provides access to columns, editorials, obituaries and other features of each paper.

Please note:  The New York Times-Historical and the Wall Street Journal each have their own link on the A-Z Database List.

To find a specific newspaper in Proquest Newsstand:

  1. Go to the Shapiro Library homepage. Then click on the A-Z Database List link.
  2. Click on “N” and then scroll down to Newspapers - Proquest. Click on the title of the database.
  3. You will now be on the main search page of Proquest News & Newspapers.  Click on the “Publications” link above the search box.

    Screenshot of Proquest news and newspapers homepage

  4. Type in the title of the newspaper you want to search.  Choose “Title begins with” on the right drop-down menu.  Your result will have an abstract about the newspaper that includes the date range and a link to the full-text. Over 1,100 newspapers are included in this database.

    Screenshot of proquest publication search page

  5. Click on the “Full text available” link to access the full-text of this newspaper.

In addition to the Shapiro Library’s newspaper databases, there are online newspaper directories of archived newspapers.

Local public libraries are another resource for finding archived newspapers, often on microfilm and/or microfiche.

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