This page has databases for finding news articles for your course. Use the tabs on the left to find resources to help you evaluate the sources you read.
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U.S. News & Magazines - Databases
- Access World NewsFull-text news from over 9,000 news sources in the U.S. and international newspapers, major wire services, and hundreds of local broadcasting outlets and blogs. There are over 100 Minnesota sources. Mostly English language news coverage with some 200 titles in Spanish, French, Afrikaans and other languages.
- MegaFILESearch for articles from journals, magazines, and news sources on any topic. A combined search of Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Regional Business News databases.
- Ethnic NewsWatchEthnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press from 1990, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives.
- FactivaSearch millions of newspapers, business magazines, and newswires with international and foreign language coverage with all editions of the Wall Street Journal. Financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.
- MasterFile CompleteSearch magazines, with a small number of journals and newspapers, covering a broad range of disciplines and topics. Includes photos and multimedia.
- NewsbankSearch local, regional, and national newspapers from around the US and the world. Also historical documents from the US. Search by topic or sub-collection.
- U.S. Newsstream This link opens in a new windowSearch the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format.
- Regional Business NewsRegional Business News offers full text coverage for regional business publications; Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated daily.
Major U.S. Newspapers by Title
- Financial Times (FT.com)News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, a leading global business publication. Current students, faculty, and staff must register and create personal accounts using University of Minnesota e-mail addresses at the link above.
- New York Times (1980 to present) This link opens in a new windowFull-text coverage of the New York Times to present day. Does not include photos, illustrations, ads, wire stories, or other page-image level access. (via ProQuest Newsstream)
- Minneapolis Star Tribune (1986 to present) This link opens in a new windowFull-text articles from the recent issues of the Star Tribune. Does not include wire stories, ads, photos, or other non-textual article content from the paper. (via ProQuest Newsstream). Note: There is a one-day embargo on content.
- Wall Street Journal (1980 to present)Full-text coverage of the Journal - a business newspaper with extensive coverage of stock markets, finance, investments, and companies - to present day. Does not include photos, illustrations, ads, wire stories, or other page-image level access. (via ProQuest Newsstream)
- Wall Street Journal (WSJ.COM) This link opens in a new windowGet WSJ.com subscription through the library. Sign up for a personal account at the link above. Access to the articles, photographs, charts, podcasts, videos and other premium content available on the WSJ.COM website back to the 2010. Mobile app access is included in the subscription.
- Washington Post (1987 to present) This link opens in a new windowFull-text articles from the recent issues of the Post, as well as some online content (blogs, videos) from more recent years. Does not include wire stories, ads, photos or other image-based content from the paper. (via ProQuest Newsstream)
- Past Pages: News Homepage ArchiveThe News Homepage Archive is a collection of 3.5 million screenshots from roughly 75 different online news organizations, preserved from 2012 to 2018.
Major Blogs by Title
- Monkey CageThe Monkey Cage states that their mission is to connect political scientists and the political conversation by creating a compelling forum, developing publicly focused scholars, and building an informed audience. NOTE: This blog requires a Washington Post subscription, so once you have identified specific articles you are interested in, to get the full-text, search for the article titles via the library database Proquest Global Newsstream.
- War on the RocksA platform for analysis, commentary, debate and multimedia content on foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens. The sites states that it features articles and podcasts produced by an array of writers with deep experience in these matters: top notch scholars who study war, those who have served or worked in war zones, and more than a few who have done it all.
- ForeignAffairs.comSince its founding in 1922, Foreign Affairs has been a forum for discussion of American foreign policy and global affairs. It is now a multiplatform media organization with a print magazine, a website, a mobile site, various apps and social media feeds, an event business, and more. Foreign Affairs is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a non-profit and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas.
- Duck of MinervaA blog focused on world politics from an academic perspective. It was founded in 2005 by Dan Nexon, and later joined by Patrick Thaddeus Jackson (PTJ) and Rodger Payne. Current core contributors teach at a number of different institutions, including (but not limited to) American University, Hobart & William Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and the Five Colleges, Inc., Reading University, the University of Louisville, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the University of Missouri-Columbia.
- Political Violence at a GlanceAn online magazine that answers questions on the most pressing problems related to violence and protest in the world’s conflict zones. The directors, Erica Chenoweth, Christian Davenport, Barbara F. Walter, and Joe Young, state that their goal is to use rigorous research, and simple, straight-forward analysis, to improve policies and practices in ways that help reduce conflict and build lasting peace.
- LawfareA blog focused on how actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions. It was started in 2010 by Benjamin Wittes, Robert Chesney, and Jack Goldsmith. The blog is subtitled "Hard National Security Choices."
- Just SecurityAn online forum for the rigorous analysis of U.S. national security law and policy. Their site states that they aim to promote principled and pragmatic solutions to national security problems that decision-makers face. Their Board of Editors includes individuals with significant government experience, civil society attorneys, academics, and other leading voices. Just Security is based at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law.
Video: Finding News Sources
A quick introduction to finding news articles at the University. Video by Cody Hennesy, the UMN Journalism Librarian.
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2023 9:33 AM