How can I find newspapers online?

Note: this FAQ explains how to get online access to the print edition of a newspaper using Harvard’s databases.

Access to digital editions of current papers (e.g. nytimes.com): see Does Harvard subscribe to the digital editions of popular newspapers?

Online access to print editions of newspapers (old and current) using Harvard's databases

  • HOLLIS: search for the newspaper by title and then follow the "View Online" link. You may be presented with a menu of networked resources. Choose the option that matches the date range you're interested in.
    • If it's hard to tell which HOLLIS record corresponds to current issues of the paper, pay attention to place of publication and look for a record that has a start date but not an end date. See, for example, our records for the Wall Street JournalNew York TimesWashington PostLA TimesThe Times of London, and Le Monde.
    •  If we don’t have online access for the dates you’re interested in, you may be able to use a licensed database (e.g. Periodicals Index Online), or a free online search tool to identify relevant articles that you can then access articles via Scan & Deliver (from HOLLIS record) or Interlibrary Loan.

 

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