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Food for Thought: News Sources

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.

Tips for Finding News Resources

Several news publications are accessible via the Libraries' databases, such as LexisNexis and Proquest Historical Newspapers or Chronicaling America. 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: Then and Now

News Sources

Major U.S. Newspapers

NOTE: Information about changes to library policies, hours, and availability of materials can be found at the University Library's COVID-19 page.

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


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