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How do I... find newspapers?

 

  • Current
  • Popular/Local
  • Historic
  • Foreign
  • Alternative
  • Statistics

 

To find current news articles and newspapers, follow the steps below:

 

Find news articles on a topic

ProQuest newsstand CU

Full text for national and international news

 

LexisNexis academic CU

Full text of regional, national and international news

 

Factiva CU

Full text of local, regional, national, and international news

 

Newspaper source CU

Full text for regional, national, international and news

 

Proquest digital microfilm CU

Full text access to scanned newspapers in microfilm

 

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Find specific newspaper titles

Step 1: Search for the title of the newspaper using Chinook.

 

Step 2: Choose the option you want from the results (Print/Microfilm or Electronic):

 

 

Step 2a: Finding print copies or microfilm

 

Check the location of where the print and microfilm copies of newspapers are located in the Libraries. Note that many "current issues" are in the Reference Collection in Norlin Library (map). Some microfilm is available in the Reference Collection in Norlin Library (map) and some is in the offsite storage facility, PASCAL (How to request materials from PASCAL). Make sure to check the dates you're looking for to identify the appropriate location. If you don't know which issue you need, you 'll need to use an Index of Guide to help you. See the Popular/Local tab for common Indices.

Step 2b: Finding full-text online

 

The Chinook catalog record will provide a list of databases that have full-text coverage of the newspaper you're looking for. Choose the database that has the appropriate date coverage for your research purposes.

 

 

Step 3: If CU doesn't have the newspaper you're looking for...

For current students, staff and faculty of CU:

You can request that the Libraries' Interlibrary Loan department borrow the material you're looking for through Interlibrary Loan (there is usually no fee for this service for CU affiliates).

 

For public patrons:

Use of Interlibrary Loan is restricted to current students, staff and faculty of CU. You can request materials through your local public or other library.

 

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Search Chinook Classic for the Specific Newspaper title

To find out if the CU Libraries have access to specific newspaper, search for the title of the newspaper using the Chinook Journals/Serials search.

 

 

Step 1: Enter the title of the newspaper(leaving off any articles, like "the"):

 

Journal Title Search

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Choose the option you want from the results (Print/Microfilm or Full text):

 

Search results

 

 

 

Step 3a: Finding print copies or microfilm

 

Below is the list of where the print and microfilm copies of the Denver Post are located in the Libraries. Note that "current issues" are in the Reference Collection in Norlin Library (map). Some microfilm is available in the Reference Collection in Norlin Library (map) and some is in the offsite storage facility, PASCAL (How to request materials from PASCAL). Make sure to check the dates you're looking for to identify the appropriate location.

 

 

print holdings

 

 

 

 

Step 3b: Finding full-text online

 

The Chinook catalog record will provide a list of databases that have full-text coverage of the newspaper you're looking for. Choose the database that has the appropriate date coverage for your research purposes.

 

online holdings

 

 

 

 

If CU doesn't have the newspaper you're looking for...

For current students, staff and faculty of CU:

You can request that the Libraries' Interlibrary Loan department borrow the material you're looking for through Interlibrary Loan (there is usually no fee for this service for CU affiliates).

 

For public patrons:

Use of Interlibrary Loan is restricted to current students, staff and faculty of CU. You can request materials through your local public or other library.

 

 

Updated 6/1/2011 SA

 

Use the tabs below to see local newspapers as well as popular national and international newspapers held by the University Libraries.

 

  • Local
  • National
  • International

 

See what local newspapers are available by format:

 

Title Online Print Microfilm Index**
Denver Post 1988 - present Current issues 1901 - present

1901-1962 (selective)

1963 - 1978

1987 - present

Rocky Mountain News (Ceased in 2009)

1859 - 1876

1996 - 2009

1879-1935

1937-1963

 

1859-1864

1860-1879

1879-1935

1935-1937

1937-2009

1859-1999 (selective)
Daily Camera

1891 - 1896

1996 - present (selected*)

Current issues

1973 - present

Not available
Colorado Daily 1997 - present (selected*) Current issues 1953 - present Not available

 

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923

 

* Selected online coverage will NOT include every article published during this time frame.

 

** Denver Public Library and Boulder Public Library Carnegie branch keep selective clipping files of local newspapers (Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Denver Times, and Daily Camera, among others).

 

 

See what national newspapers are available by format:

 

Title Online Print Microfilm Index
LA Times

1886-1890

1985-present

Current Issues 1968-2009

1986-present

New York Times 1857-present Current Issues 1857-2005 1851-present
Wall Street Journal

1889-1959

1959-present

Current Issues 1955-2009 N/A
Washington Post 1974-present Current Issues 1974-2009 1971-1978, 1979-1981, 1982 -1988, 1989-present

 

Also try:

ProQuest newsstand CU

Full text for national and international news

 

LexisNexis academic CU

Full text of regional, national and international news

 

Factiva CU

Full text of local, regional, national, and international news

 

Newspaper source CU

Full text for regional, national, international and news

 

Proquest digital microfilm CU

Full text access to scanned newspapers in microfilm

CU = Resources marked with this symbol are available in campus libraries and to students, staff, and faculty via the campus network. Use of these resources is subject to copyright laws and license limitations. Remote access information.

 

See what international newspapers are available by format:

 

Title Online Index
Guardian (UK) 1981-present 1842-present
Le Monde (France) 1987-present

N/A

El País (Spain) 1983-present N/A

Spiegel Wissen (Germany)

1947-present N/A
The Times (UK) 1785-present N/A
Yomiuri Shinbun (Japan) 1999-present N/A
Die Zeit (Germany) 1946-present N/A

 

Foreign News in a Foreign Language:

ProQuest newsstand CU

Full text for national and international news

 

LexisNexis academic CU

Full text of regional, national and international news

 

Factiva CU

Full text of local, regional, national, and international news

 

Latin American Newspapers CU

Full text newspaper archive of 35 newspapers in English, Spanish and Portuguese printed throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in the 19th and 20th centuries

 

Ethnic NewsWatch CU
Newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press

 

China Core Newspapers CU

Newspaper articles published online in mainland China since 2000. CU owns only one series: Politics/Military Affairs/Law

 

ZEFYS Zeitungsinformationssystem

Historical German-language newspapers, and selected full-text databases and Internet sources on digitized German newspapers.

Foreign News in English:

Alternative Press Index CU
Alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines

 

Ethnic NewsWatch CU
Newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press

 

Financial Times historical archive, 1888-2006 CU

Complete searchable run of the UK's daily business newspaper.

 

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) CU

Translations of radio and television broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories.

 

Keesing's world news archives CU

Archive of original, accurate and objective articles which could provide the user with a digestible but detailed summary of what was going on in the world, drawn from a wide range of press and other sources in a variety of languages.

 

World news connection CU

A research tool for anyone who needs to monitor non-U.S. media sources. Information provided by the Open Source Center (OSC); a domestic and overseas bureaus who monitors timely and pertinent open-source materials.

CU = Resources marked with this symbol are available in campus libraries and to students, staff, and faculty via the campus network. Use of these resources is subject to copyright laws and license limitations. Remote access information.

 

 

 

There are a few different methods to use when searching for older newspaper articles. Below is a list of online databases, online indexes and print indexes that will help you to find articles in older newspapers. You can also search Chinook for a particular newspaper title to see if the CU libraries have the print or microfilm of the newspaper.

 

  • Specific Title
  • Articles on a topic
  • Indexes

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: CU

  • Boston Globe (1872-1981)
  • Chicago Tribune (1849-1989)
  • LA Times (1881-1989)
  • New York Times (1851-2009)
  • Wall Street Journal (1889-1995)
  • Washington Post (1877-1996)

 

The Times Digital Archive 1785-2006 CU

Searchable access to the complete backfile of The Times (London), available in full page images.

 

Financial Times historical archive, 1888-2006 CU

Complete searchable run of the UK's daily business newspaper

 

Harp Week CU

An index and the electronically reproduced and enhanced pages of Harper's weekly. Consists of the pages of Harper's weekly from the Civil War Era, 1857-1865, scanned as images, together with a series of controlled-vocabulary indexes, which are interactively linked.

 

Economist historical archive, 1843-2007 CU

Complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from with full-colour images, multiple search indexes, exportable financial tables and a gallery of front covers.

 

CU = Resources marked with this symbol are available in campus libraries and to students, staff, and faculty via the campus network. Use of these resources is subject to copyright laws and license limitations. Remote access information.

19th Century Masterfile CU

The largest resource for historical research prior to 1925. Indexes newspapers and periodicals, as well as books and government documents. Includes Poole's Index to Periodical Literature (1802-1906), supplemented by Stead's Index to Periodicals (1890-1902; the "British Poole's") and other indexes to 19th-century publications.

 

19th Century US Newspapers CU

Provides online access to approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life among other subjects.

 

America's Historical Newspapers, including Early American Newspapers, Series I CU

America's Historical Newspapers, including Early American Newspapers, Series II CU

The Series I database offers fully searchable, cover-to-cover reproductions of nearly 350,000 issues from over 700 historical American newspapers focusing largely on the 18th century. Series II complements Series I by offering fully searchable digital facsimiles of several hundred thousand issues from more than 200 significant 18th- and 19th-century newspapers. These digital editions are based on Clarence S. Brigham's "History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820" and other authoritative bibliographies and primarily on the holdings of the American Antiquarian Society, which houses a comprehensive collection of American newspapers through 1876.

 

African-American Newspapers: The 19th Century CU

This collection contains information about the cultural life and history during the 1800s with first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day. It also contains large numbers of early biographies, statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements.

Find articles on a topic by region/country

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923.

 

British Library Online Newspaper Archive

Archive provides full-text access to the Daily News, Manchester Guardian, News of the World, Penny Illustrated , and the Weekly Dispatch going back as early as 1851.

 

18th Century Journals

This database offers a wide variety of fully searchable newspapers and periodicals from the UK that are not available elsewhere.

 

Latin American Newspapers

Full text newspaper archive of newspapers in English, Spanish and Portuguese printed throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

 

CU = Resources marked with this symbol are available in campus libraries and to students, staff, and faculty via the campus network. Use of these resources is subject to copyright laws and license limitations. Remote access information.

Online Indexes

Niles' register CU

Online version of the cumulative Index (1811-1849) to Niles Register (also known as The Weekly Register, Niles Weekly Register, and Niles National Register) with selected full-text articles.

 

Palmer's index to the Times CU

Search bibliographic records for every article in every issue of The Times

Print Indexes

 

 

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Try the following sources to find foreign language newspapers from all over the world:

 

  • Specific Title
  • In a Foreign Language
  • In English
  • Historic

 

Title Online
Guardian (UK) 1981-present
Le Monde (France) 1987-present
El País (Spain) 1983-present

Spiegel Wissen (Germany)

1947-present
The Times (UK) 1785-present
Yomiuri Shinbun (Japan) 1999-present
Die Zeit (Germany) 1946-present

 

ProQuest newsstand CU

Full text for national and international news

 

LexisNexis academic CU

Full text of regional, national and international news

 

Factiva CU

Full text of local, regional, national, and international news

 

Latin American Newspapers CU

Full text newspaper archive of 35 newspapers in English, Spanish and Portuguese printed throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in the 19th and 20th centuries

 

Ethnic NewsWatch CU
Newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press

 

China Core Newspapers CU

Newspaper articles published online in mainland China since 2000. CU owns only one series: Politics/Military Affairs/Law

 

WESSWeb: Guide to Periodicals

Guide to print and digitized newspapers from 17th-20th century

 

ZEFYS Zeitungsinformationssystem

Historical German-language newspapers, and selected full-text databases and Internet sources on digitized German newspapers.

CU = Resources marked with this symbol are available in campus libraries and to students, staff, and faculty via the campus network. Use of these resources is subject to copyright laws and license limitations. Off Campus access information.

 

 

ProQuest newsstand CU

Full text for national and international news

 

LexisNexis academic CU

Full text of regional, national and international news

 

Factiva CU

Full text of local, regional, national, and international news

 

Alternative Press Index CU
Alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines

 

Ethnic NewsWatch CU
Newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press

 

Financial Times historical archive, 1888-2006 CU

Complete searchable run of the UK's daily business newspaper.

 

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) CU

Translations of radio and television broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories.

 

Keesing's world news archives CU

Archive of original, accurate and objective articles which could provide the user with a digestible but detailed summary of what was going on in the world, drawn from a wide range of press and other sources in a variety of languages.

 

World news connection CU

A research tool for anyone who needs to monitor non-U.S. media sources. Information provided by the Open Source Center (OSC); a domestic and overseas bureaus who monitors timely and pertinent open-source materials.

 

CU = Resources marked with this symbol are available in campus libraries and to students, staff, and faculty via the campus network. Use of these resources is subject to copyright laws and license limitations. Off Campus access information.

British Library Online Newspaper Archive

Archive provides full-text access to the Daily News, Manchester Guardian, News of the World, Penny Illustrated , and the Weekly Dispatch going back as early as 1851.

 

18th Century Journals

This database offers a wide variety of fully searchable newspapers and periodicals from the UK that are not available elsewhere.

 

Latin American Newspapers

Full text newspaper archive of newspapers in English, Spanish and Portuguese printed throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

CU = Resources marked with this symbol are available in campus libraries and to students, staff, and faculty via the campus network. Use of these resources is subject to copyright laws and license limitations. Off Campus access information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try the following sources to find alternative newspapers:

Alternative Press Index CU
Alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines

 

Ethnic NewsWatch CU
Newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press

 

Readers' guide CU

Abstracts of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada, plus the full text of selected periodicals. Readers' Retrospective gives a detailed account of U.S. culture and history.

 

CU = Resources marked with this symbol are available in campus libraries and to students, staff, and faculty via the campus network. Use of these resources is subject to copyright laws and license limitations. Off Campus access information.

Looking for newspaper circulation and ranking information? Try the sources below.

 

Newspaper Circulation Statistics

Ulrich's Periodical Directory (online database)

Search by title, keyword, or browse subjects for information about newspapers, magazines, newsletters and 'zines. Includes circulation statistics, publisher information, some advertising rates and contacts, and information on where you can find an index of the publication.

 

Bowker's News Media Directory, Vol 1: Newspapers (print: Chinook record)

Includes contact, rate, circulation, management and editorial information for daily, weekly, special interest, ethnic, and foreign language newspapers.

 

Bacon's Newspaper Directory (print: Chinook record)

Includes contact, circulation, ownership, editorial responsibilities for US (includes community / college), Canadian and Mexican newspapers.

 

Editor & Publisher International Year Book (print: Chinook record)

Includes circulation, price, advertising and other information for individual titles.

Resources for Newspaper Rankings

Bacon's Newspaper Directory (print: Chinook record)

Includes list of top 250 daily US newspapers.

 

Editor & Publisher International Year Book (print: Chinook record)

Includes a list of the top 100 daily and Sunday newspapers in the US and top 10 daily and Sunday newspapers in Canada. Also includes circulation, price, advertising and other information for individual titles.