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How to Find a Newspaper Article?

The first place to look for newspaper articles if you are in Killam Library is the Periodicals Reading Room. We have 48 local, regional, national, and international newspapers in English, Spanish, and Chinese. The most current issue (usually today’s) is on the rack fastened to a wooden rod - older issues (usually going back three months) are kept on shelves on the south wall of the room. For some titles, the library has microform backfiles going back to 1900 and earlier.

The library has indexes to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal going back to 1994 on CD-ROM in the ProQuest machines against the wall in the reference area. Printed indexes in the index collection go back to 1956 for The Wall Street Journal and 1851 for The New York Times. There is no commercially-available index to the Laredo Morning Times, although we have microform backfiles to that paper and its predecessors going back into the 19th Century. The best subject access to the Laredo Morning Times is the searchable archive (going back to 1996) at the Laredo Morning Times homepage - click here to go there.

Databases listed below (all of which are accessible through the web and all of which have clickable links on their titles) are divided into subscription databases for Killam Library (which must be searched through the proxy server if you are off campus), free web databases for links to multiple newspapers, and web homepages for single newspapers.


  • InfoTrac Newsstand : Austin-American Statesman from 1996, El Paso Times, Houston Chronicle from 1996 - (Gale)

    InfoTrac Custom Newspapers features full-text articles from newspapers. Selected articles from additional sources of news and business information supplement the collection. Users customize their collection by selecting from a growing list of important publications including regional, national and international sources. In addition, InfoTrac Custom Newspapers is available on the PowerSearch technology platform, allowing users to cross-search InfoTrac Custom Newspapers with magazines, journals and reference works from Gale.

  • National Newspapers - (Proquest)

    Coverage of 5 major newspapers, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and the Christian Science Monitor. Note: the Los Angeles Times must be added to this bundle separately per publisher agreement using the associated checkbox below.


  • Best Information on the Net - General News Sources

    An extensive page of links to metasites and megasites like those listed below, produced by O'Keefe Library at St. Ambrose University.

  • Newslink

    Links to the homepages of thousands of newspapers worldwide, also including business, specialty, alternative, irregular, and campus newspapers.

  • Flying Inkpot International News Links

    Links to newspapers are mixed in with other kinds of news sources, such as CNN. Links are arranged by region (Africa, Latin America, Middle East, etc.). Links to weather news sources are featured on this site.

  • Internet Public Library

    Click "Newspapers" on the main page for links to hundreds of full-text newspapers worldwide.


If you don't find the newspaper you want in the list below, try one of the sites on the list above and it should take you to your desired homepage.

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