Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Newspapers and News

Locating newspapers and news sources.

About This Guide

The sources in this guide provide access to:

  • Current Newspapers -- those from the relatively recent past (~ 1980 and later)
  • Historical Newspapers


  • Pictures, advertisements, and special sections may not be available in electronic format.
  • There may be some overlap between some sources in Current Newspapers and Historical Newspapers.

Getting Started

  • Many newspapers make their publications freely available on their individual websites for a limited time. Be aware that some of these sites may have selected coverage or may be a special "online" edition that is not necessarily considered archivable.
  • You should always start your research here with the Library's subscription sources where coverage is most consistent and reliable. Then go to the individual publisher web sites to supplement.
  • Access to certain freelance articles and other features may be unavailable due to restrictions placed by the copyright owners.


Search for material in newspapers in three ways:

  • Across collections of newspapers: SJU subscribes to newspapers databases that will allow you to search for a topic across the entire collection of newspaper sources.
  • Individual newspaper titles: SJU provides access to a variety of individual titles.
  • At publishers' websites.

Electronic? Print? Microfilm?

We receive Newspapers and access to them in several formats:

  • print
  • electronic
  • microfilm

The type of format you may need to use, will vary based upon our subscription to that source.  

Subject Librarian

Profile Photo
Daniel Holden
Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian
Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library
Room 178
Saint Joseph's University