Online Newspapers at the Library

The Health Sciences Library provides access to the full-text content of many newspapers through its databases. Newspapers that Library users often request in

clude the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

One of the best ways to look up a newspaper title and see what the Library has available online is to go to Electronic Journals portal (a link to this webpage is located on the Library’s homepage). Once there, type the title of the newspaper into the search box, and then click on Go. The results will list the available newspaper titles, the databases in which the title can be found, the date-ranges available, and links to get to the newspaper.

A search executed in the Electronic Journals portal for the New York Times, or the Washington Post, will reveal availability in the LexisNexis Academic database, which includes hundreds of newspapers. Clicking on the link will open a search menu in LexisNexis with the title already selected. For the current issue (today’s issue) simply select “Today” from the date dropdown, and then click on the red Search button. The results will list the articles by title, clicking on the title provides full-text. Further searching within this date can be done by returning to the search menu and entering search terms, or you can choose to search within another date range.

Electronic access for the Wall Street Journal within the Library’s databases is very limited. The Library does, however, receive a daily copy of this title in print at the Library, and retains the last 3 months. Copies of the New York Times and the Journal News are also available in print.

Another great resource for newspaper content is InfoTrac Newsstand which provides access to thousands of newspapers 1980-present. Access Newsstand via the library’s Databases page.

Comments are closed.