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Access to Newspaper Collections - Online, Print, and Microfilm

Online Access to Contemporary Newspaper Content
Online Access to Historic Newspaper Content
Historic Newspaper Microfilm Collections
Foreign Language Newspapers in Babbidge Library
  

Most of the information needs for which the libraries once collected national and foreign newspapers are now met on the web or through aggregator services. The UConn libraries rely primarily on aggregator news services (LexisNexis, Factiva)  for current newspaper content, and licensed databases offering facsimile access to historical newspaper content. As more content becomes available electronically, the libraries will rely less on  -  and maintain fewer - print and microfilm formats for access to current and archival content.

Online Access to Contemporary Newspaper Content

The following databases provide access to the last 10 to 20+ years of news content from thousands of newspapers and news wires from around the world. Access is to the text content of newspaper stories only (excluding advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, images, etc).

LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis Academic reproduces the contents of thousands of local, national and international newspapers, news wires and news magazines in full text. Some publications are reproduced selectively or have abstracts only. Most titles are available from the mid-1980s - present.

Factiva
Factiva contains full text articles from thousands of newspapers, news magazines, news wires from around the world, including same-day and archival coverage of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, The Australian, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Irish Times and local newspapers from every corner of the globe. Coverage of more than 500 continuously updating newswires includes the exclusive combination of Dow Jones, Reuters, and The Associated Press, Asia Pulse, Agence France Presse, and local newswires.

Select the ‘News Pages’ tab to browse stories in the last 2 weeks of Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post by section of the paper - front page, editorials, etc.

Newspapers through ProQuest
Provides full text of several major national newspapers:

  • Christian Science Monitor   1988-current*
  • Hartford Courant   1992-current*
  • Los Angeles Times   1985-current
  • New York Times   1995-current
  • Wall Street Journal   1982-current
  • Washington Post   1987-current
     
*Newspapers through ProQuest is the sole online source for content from the Courant from 1992-last 2 years. For more information about access to the Hartford Courant online and in microfilm, see Research Guide: Hartford Courant

 

Online Access to Historic Newspaper Content

New York Times Historical
Complete scanned coverage of all sections of the newspaper from 1851-2002 with graphics and full images.

Hartford Courant Historical
Complete coverage from 1764 up to two years ago with graphics and full images.

America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1900   (formerly Early American Newspapers)
The America's Historical Newspapers database includes digitally scanned newspapers from all 50 states, and is comprised of two series: Early American Newspapers, Series I (1690 - 1876) and Early American Newspapers, Series II (1758 - 1900). Together they offer fully-searchable news content from nearly one thousand individual publications, along with images and advertisements.

 

Historic Newspaper Microfilm Collections


Microfilm Newspaper Backfiles in Homer Babbidge Library, Babbidge Research Microfilm collection (Level 3)

  • Christian Science Monitor....... 1940-1999 (Babbidge Research Microfilm Collections (level 3). Print index available for years 1960-1999 at Level A Annex AI 21 .C46)

  • Los Angeles Times................... 1961-1997 (Babbidge Research Microfilm Collections (level 3)(Print index available for years 1972-1997 at AI 21 .L65 L67)
  • New York Times....................... 1851-2003 (Stamford microfilm collections; print index available for years 1851-2002 at Ref. AI 21 .N44)
  • Wall Street Journal.................. 1889-2003 (Babbidge Research Microfilm Collections (level 3)(print index available for years 1958-2002 Level A Annex HG 1 .W26)
  • Washington Post...................... 1940-2003 (Babbidge Research Microfilm Collections (level 3)(print index available for years 1971-1997 at AI 21 .W33 W36)

  
Foreign Language Newspapers in Homer Babbidge Library

A select number of current issues of foreign language newspapers are located in the Current Newspapers Collection (CNC), Level 3 North. Microfilm backfiles for some are available in the Culpeper Media Library, Level 3.

Iran Times..............................................(Washington, D.C.)..........CNC........................Current 15 issues
Korea Times..........................................(New York edition)...........CNC........................Current 15 issues
Literaturnaia Gazeta.............................(Moscow)........................CNC........................Current 6 months
                                                                                                        Culpeper................Microfilm 1961-2003
People's Daily........................................(Beijing)..........................CNC........................Current 15 issues
People's Korea......................................(North Korea)..................CNC........................Current 15 issues
World Journal East (Chinese).................(New York)......................CNC........................Current 15 issues
[Die] Zeit................................................(Hamburg)......................CNC........................Current 6 months
                                                                                                        Culpeper................Microfilm 1961-2004

Historic microfilm newspaper collections available through Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
Center for Research Libraries holds extensive collections of  Ethnic, and Black newspapers (as well as general circulation newspapers), as well as thousands of foreign newspapers, in their microfilm collections. UConn is a member of CRL and can request their materials through Interlibrary Loan.

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