Newspapers

In Paper

The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald are available in paper on the second floor of Snell Library.

See a list of foreign language newspapers and magazines available in paper in Snell Library

Newspaper Collections: (Multiple newspapers)

  • America's Historical Newspapers (1690 - 1922) (Boston Public Library Card required for access.)

    Includes "Early American Newspapers, Series I, II & III" and features cover-to-cover fully text-searchable facsimile images of over 1,000 historical newspapers from all 50 states from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Access courtesy of Boston Public Library.

  • Dow Jones Factiva, with the Wall Street Journal, Barron's and hundreds of other titles, mostly with text and not pictures or charts
  • Historical Black Newspapers (Proquest) (Current NU Only)
    Searches 3 newspapers:
    Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
    NY Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
    Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe (good for finding full text, but does not provide pictures or charts)
  • Massachusetts Newsstand (Proquest) (Current NU Only)
    Boston Globe (1980-current), Boston Herald (7/26/1991-current), BusinessWest, Gazette (Haverhill), Lowell Sun, North Adams Transcript, Patriot Ledger, Plymouth County Bulletin, Sentinel and Enterprise (Firchburg), Standard Times, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Press Display which displays pictures and page layout of the complete paper, international titles and many languages

Individual Newspaper Titles (Popular)

  • Access World News (Current NU Only)
    Provides full-text English language coverage of U.S. and international media reports.
  • Boston Globe (Current NU Only)
    View a list of ways to get access to the Boston Globe.
  • Boston Herald (Current NU Only)
    View a list of ways to get access to the Boston Herald.
  • Chicago Defender: 1910 - 1975 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) (Current NU Only)
    This resource allows researchers to search for full articles in the Chicago Defender. Searches provide a .pdf of each article as well as an abstract.
  • London Times (Current NU Only)
    London Times access *not including the Sunday edition* from 1785 to 1985. An invaluable source for primary historical research.
  • Massachusetts Newsstand (Proquest) (Current NU Only)
    Includes full text of the Boston Globe (1980-current), Boston Herald (7/26/1991-current), Patriot Ledger, Gazette (Haverhill), Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Lowell Sun, North Adams Transcript, Plymouth County Bulletin, Sentinel and Enterprise (Fitchburg), Standard Times and more.
  • New York Amsterdam News: 1922-1993 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) (Current NU Only)
    This resource allows researchers to search for full articles in the New York Amsterdam News. Searches provide a .pdf of each article as well as an abstract.
  • New York Times (1980-present) (Current NU Only)
    Online full text of the NY Times from 1980 to the present is available from Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
    Print version, Snell 2nd floor:
    From 1851 to six weeks ago: Microforms
    From six-weeks ago to today: Paper
  • New York Times (Gale) (Current NU Only)
    Search the full text of The New York Times starting in 1995. (Does NOT include the Book Review.)
  • New York Times, Historical (1851 - 2006) (Proquest) (Current NU Only)
    The Historical New York Times collection offers both full page and article digital images in PDF format with searchable full text back to the first issue. With index.
  • Pittsburgh Courier: 1911-2002 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) (Current NU Only)
    This resource allows researchers to search for full articles in the Pittsburgh Courier. Searches provide a .pdf of each article as well as an abstract
  • Times Digital Archive (Current NU Only)
    London Times access *not including the Sunday edition* from 1785 to 1985. An invaluable source for primary historical research.
  • Wall Street Journal
    Available from Dow Jones Factiva. Click on "sources" to limit your results to WSJ articles only.
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