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Library DIY

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 the Libraries: 

IUB Libraries provides online access to many newspapers. Search for a newspaper by title in the Libraries catalog IUCAT. (Some older historical newspapers may be unavailable online, but still in our print of microform collections. Ask a Librarian if you need help locating a specific publication.) 

Newspapers can also be found in many of the Libraries' databases. In our largest multidisciplinary database OneSearch@IU, limit to 'News' (under 'Source Type' on the search results page). 

Screenshot of "Source Type-News" limiter in the database OneSearch@IU

Newspaper Databases

Below are some core newspaper databases. For a more comprehensive list see Major U.S. Newspapers Resource Guide or the Newspapers Resource Guide