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Newspaper Databases




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Use these databases improve search functionality and access multiple articles.  There are no limits and no costs involved using these databases.

Access World News
Includes Seattle Times and Chicago Defender along with other state, national, and international news sources

Global Newsstream
Includes Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Detroit Free Press, Los Angeles Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and other national news sources.

Note: Not all of the papers listed in the column below are in one of the databases above.

More news sources


Direct Newspaper Links

Direct Newspaper Links
​Many of these papers have limits on how many articles you may access per month.

Tips on accessing news articles

  • If you hit a paywall on a news site: select the database that includes that newspaper (in the "News Databases" box above). Search for the article's title in quotation marks. Click and download the article for free!
  • If you are searching for a specific topic: you can use the sophisticated search functions of a news database. You can then limit your results to the publications allowed for this assignment on the left menu.

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