Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2017     Views: 402

  • If you need historical newspapers, the U.S. Library of Congress' Chronicling America site is a good place to start.  Archives are another good place to look for historical newspapers.
  • If you are looking for recent issues of a specific newspaper (e.g. New York Times, Washington Post, etc.), click this link for instructions.  This is useful when you just want to browse a paper, or you have a particular article that you need to track down.

To search for a recent newspaper article about a topic, in many newspapers at once (that is, when you don't care which newspaper the article is from),  Summon and LexisNexis are good choices.  See how below:

In Summon, enter your keywords in the search box and click the search button.  When you results load, use the "Newspapers" filter on the left side of the screen (see the image below).  Once you've clicked that filter, the results will reload, and all articles on the page will be from newspapers.

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Summon Newspaper Filter


In LexisNexis (Lock icon. Subscription resource; log in with your campus id and password.), click the "Advanced Options" link beneath the search box, and deselect all but the "Newspaper" content type.  Click "Apply" to return to the search box and start your search.

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LexisNexis advanced options

LexisNexis newspapers content type selected

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