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Why use news sources?

News sources can be considered primary or secondary sources in your research. They can provide multiple points of view about an issue, including a comparison of the United States and international views. You can trace the historical development of subjects over time. You can also get an idea of how non-scholars are discussing a topic or issue. 

Skip the paywalls - Get articles from popular newspapers

You have access to millions of newspaper articles - skip the paywalls. Your tuition dollars pay for access. You can find articles by title, date, newspaper title, or search by topic. Here is a sample of our popular, mainstream newspapers or use databases listed below to search across newspapers. 

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Search across millions of articles by article title, date, newspaper title and more. 

Tutorial: Finding news sources for your research using News Sources Search

Finding news sources for your research using News Sources Search tutorial video. 2 minutes.

After completing this tutorial, you will:

  • Understand News Sources Search from the UMN Libraries: what it is and how to use it
  • Be able to find News Sources Search on the Libraries Website,
  • Understand how to get help

U.S. news and magazines online

Major newspapers & magazines by title

Note: see the Historical news guide for older issues of some of the titles below.

World news online

Check out the International News guide for a more detailed list of news sources from around the world that are available at UMN.

Digital archives and historical news sources, including newspapers and magazines

America's Historical Newspapers 

 Spanning two centuries and 40 states, these archives of selective content from historical newspapers are primary sources for researching crucial conflicts from the Civil War to World War I, movements ranging from early states rights to women's suffrage, noteworthy citizens, local events, natural disasters; political campaigns; and the evolution of American culture.

Proquest Historical Newspapers 

Search old editions major U.S. newspapers and the Times of India. Papers include the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Other titles include the Atlanta Daily World, Chicago Defender, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Sentinel, the New York Amsterdam News, Pittsburgh Courier, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

World Newspaper Archive 

World Newspaper Archive is a collection of historical newspapers published in Africa, Latin America, and South Asia throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. It provides excellent coverage of the people, cultures, issues and events that have shaped world history. Additional collections covering other regions will be added over time.

Browse more historical newspapers.

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2024 10:06 AM