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 Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, The 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.
- For more in-depth guidance on doing newspaper research, see our Guide to Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes. For magazine research, you’ll find additional guidance under Finding Articles in General and Popular Periodicals.
- For more help, Ask Us.
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