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Conducting Sociological Research Remotely: Newspapers

Newspaper Databases

Northwestern subscribes to a number of newspaper databases that provide access to news from the colonial period to this very day. We have access to major U.S. and international newspapers, newspapers in different languages, local newspapers, and more. A few notes:

  • Some provide digital versions and other databases only transcribed text
  • Date coverage can range from database to database and newspaper to newspaper.
  • Major newspapers often had multiple editions (e.g. Daily, Sunday, Evening)

You can always search in NUsearch by title of the newspaper to see if we have access. To limit to what is available digitally, you can use the E-Journals limit in the drop-down menu from the library homepage.

Below are guides that will provide recommendations for accessing newspapers.

Free Digital Newspaper Collections

There are also a number of freely available newspaper databases including:

Your Librarian

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Jason Kruse
Northwestern University Library
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Subjects: Sociology