Research is the process of discovery, and in this sense it is a creative act. It is guided by questions, shaped by evidence, and concludes with the sharing of one’s findings.

Core Resources

  • Boston Globe
    Available 1980-Present

  • Canadian Newsstand Complete
    Canadian Newspapers

  • Historical Periodicals Collection, 1691-1820 (AAS)
    More than 500 Colonial America and American magazines and journals from 1691 through 1820 covering a broad base of topics and geographical areas. Pulled from the American Antiquarian Society collection, almost every 17th and 18th-century American title is represented in addition to the majority of works published before 1821.

  • Historical Periodicals Collection, 1821-1837 (AAS)
    Colonial America and American magazines and journals from 1821 through 1837.

  • LEXIS-NEXIS Academic
    Full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal (including cases and legislation), medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options.

  • New York Times
    2004-Present. Search the New York Times from 1851- 2004 using Historical New York Times.

  • Newspaper Source
    Selected full text for regional, national (U.S.) and international newspapers; full text television & radio news transcripts.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times‎ (1851 - 2012)
    Search the New York Times from 1851- 2012. Articles will be in PDF format. Current full-text content of the New York Times is found in several other databases: LexisNexis, Proquest Newspapers, and Infotrac.

  • US Newsstream
    Full-text coverage of major national newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and NY Times, and many others.

  • Wall Street Journal
    Available through ProQuest Newsstand

Supplemental Resources

  • InfoTrac Newsstand
    This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

  • News & Periodical Resources on the Web
    From the Library of Congress, here is a useful directory of newspapers available online.