Answered By: Robert Sebek
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2020     Views: 64

The library has a small collection of print newspapers on the 3rd floor of Newman Library. Generally speaking, newspapers are retained for a few months only. The newspapers are arranged in alphabetical order by name.

Some newspapers are also available in microform (mostly microfilm) on the 3rd floor. The general newspapers have a call number beginning AN so you can see easily what is owned by browsing the catalog (select call number as your search and type AN in the search box, then scroll through the list from A to Z). Newspapers like the Wall Street Journal that focus on more specific issues (e.g., financial matters) will not have an AN call number.

A complete list of currently subscribed newspapers, plus those held in microforms, as available on our find newspapers page.

Many newspapers are available online through LexisNexis Academic or Factiva. The simplest way to proceed is to search the Journal Title Database by name of newspaper. Example: New York Times:

New York times (0362-4331)
from 01/01/1996 to present in Factiva
from 06/01/1980 to present in LexisNexis Academic.

Note that the NYT is available through LexisNexis Academic from 06/01/1980 and through Factiva from 01/01/1996.

If you select the Lexis link, you are sent to the News search form where the appropriate news category (Step One) and news source (Step Two) have been selected and the newspaper name has been entered into the publication title box. (Step Five). Choose the date range (Step Four) to search and then type in some keywords (Step Three).

If you select the Factiva link, you will need to click on Source and then search for the newspaper name to find the proper code. Click on the small triangle icon next to the newspaper name to add the code to the search box (rst=NYTF), select a date range, and type the word AND followed by those keywords that will locate your article or topic.

You can browse the issues from the most recent two weeks of a few popular newspapers (Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times) by clicking on the News Pages tab.

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