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Food for Thought

Resources for Research on Food & Culture

Browse Current Events or Peek into the Past

  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.

News Sources: Then and Now

Tips for Finding News Resources

Several news publications are accessible via the Libraries' databases, such as NexisUni and Proquest Historical Newspapers. You may also search for specific newspapers via the Journal Finder or browse news items via Google News.

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

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

Washington Post


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