Electronic News Resources

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Nearly every newspaper now has an electronic edition that readers may scan on a regular basis. Although not as complete as the print newspaper, the online versions provide current news. The amount of older articles kept online at the newspaper varies, and these are often not free to access. However, via our subscriptions to several newspaper aggregate databases, we have access to the current and retrospective text of hundreds of newspapers. These resources are full-text searchable.

Access World News ( [via NewsBank)
Provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues. Access World News also includes a selection of Spanish language newspapers from the United States and other countries. Date coverage varies with individual newspaper.
Lexis/Nexis Academic (
Indexes major national newspapers, local and regional newspapers and foreign newspapers. Most of these newspapers are available full text. Some foreign newspapers are some in translation, some in the original language.
ProQuest Current and Historical Newspapers
ProQuest databases include both historical and current full text of three major newspapers. The historical full text goes back to the first issue of the newspaper, and includes a digital image of the full newspaper page as well as the image of the individual article.

For more online newspaper databases, see our Newspapers Subject Guide.

To locate the web editions of newspapers, consult one of the following comprehensive newspaper sites: (
Links to hundreds of U.S. and International newspaper web sites, including U.S. college newspapers (
Links to thousands of world newspapers, listed by world region
>Newseum, the Interactive Museum Of News (
Includes Today's Front Pages ( from hundreds of newspapers from 40 countries
Internet Public Library (
Browseable, commercial free links to newspapers from around the U.S. and the world