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Getting READY for Research: Level 1: Find News Sources

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Tips for Finding News Resources

News resources, such as newspapers and news magazines, provide the most up to date information on a topic.  They can be a good starting point to familiarize yourself with current events or identify topic ideas. Historic newspapers can also provide a firsthand perspective of a particular time period.

Several news publications are accessible via the Libraries' databases, such as LexisNexis and Proquest Historical Newspapers. You may also browse news items via Google News or by visiting the Current Periodicals Room, located in the basement of the University Library.

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News Sources

Major U.S. Newspapers

NOTE: The Libraries have suspended daily print newspaper collections. Some print newspapers may be found at branches of the Albany Public Library.

Boston Globe

Chicago Tribune

  • Online through InfoTrac Newsstand  (August 22, 2005 - March 3, 2006)
  • Microfilm  Jan. 1971 - Feb. 2010 in Periodicals Room

Christian Science Monitor

Daily News (NY)

  • Latest three months in print
  • Online through Nexis Uni (Mar 1995+)
  • Online through InfoTrac Newsstand (April 25, 2000 - September 2, 2007)
  • Microfilm 1971-1989

Detroit Free Press

Los Angeles Times

  • Latest three months in print
  • Online through Nexis Uni (Most recent 6 months)
  • Microfilm Jan.1971 - Mar. 2010 

New York Times

Wall Street Journal

  • Latest 2 months in print
  • Online through ProQuest Newsstand  (1984+)
  • Microfilm 1958 - 2/2010
  • Abstracts from 1973 available online through Nexis Uni

Washington Post