Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Sep 14, 2017     Views: 530

For general access to today’s news: Harvard subscribes to two databases, Factiva and Nexis Uni (or LexisNexis while it remains active) that allow you to access articles from thousands of newspapers, from 1980 to the present. In Factiva and Nexis Uni, you can search the news. You can also browse today’s edition (via the “News Pages” feature in Factiva).

Important note: Harvard’s license to Factiva is limited to 6 simultaneous users. If you are user #7, you will not be able to access the content until someone else closes their browser, and you may or may not see a clear explanation as to why.

While there is significant overlap between Nexis Uni and Factiva, there are many titles that are available in one but not the other, and still other titles that are accessed through other databases entirely. For information on accessing a specific newspaper, see our FAQ on “What's the best way for me to determine if a newspaper is available at Harvard electronically?

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