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Newspaper


Access to Newspaper Collections – Online, Print, and Microfilm

Online
Access to Contemporary Newspaper Content

Online Access to Historic
Newspaper Content

Historic Newspaper Microfilm
Collections

Foreign Language Newspapers
in Babbidge Library

  

Most of the information needs for which the libraries once collected
national and foreign newspapers are now met on the web or through aggregator services.
The UConn libraries rely primarily on aggregator news services
(LexisNexis, Factiva)  for current newspaper content, and licensed databases
offering facsimile access to historical newspaper content. As more content
becomes available electronically, the libraries will rely less on  –  and
maintain fewer – print and microfilm formats for access to current and archival
content.

Online Access to
Contemporary Newspaper Content

The following databases provide access to the last 10 to 20+ years
of news content from thousands of newspapers and news wires from around the world. Access
is to the text content of newspaper stories only (excluding advertisements, classified
ads, obituaries, images, etc).


LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic reproduces the contents of thousands of local, national and
international newspapers, news wires and news magazines in full text. Some publications
are reproduced selectively or have abstracts only. Most titles are available from the
mid-1980s – present.


Factiva

Factiva contains full text articles from thousands of newspapers, news magazines,
news wires from around the world, including same-day and archival coverage of The Wall
Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Financial Times,
South China Morning Post, The Australian,
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The
Irish Times
and local newspapers from every corner of the globe. Coverage of more
than 500 continuously updating newswires includes the exclusive combination of Dow Jones,
Reuters, and The Associated Press, Asia Pulse, Agence France Presse, and local
newswires.

Select the ‘News Pages’ tab to browse stories in the
last 2 weeks of Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post by section of the
paper – front page, editorials, etc.


Newspapers through ProQuest

Provides full text of several major national newspapers:

  • Christian Science Monitor  
    1988-current*
  • Hartford Courant  
    1992-current*
  • Los Angeles Times   1985-current
  • New York Times   1995-current
  • Wall Street Journal   1982-current
  • Washington Post   1987-current
     
*Newspapers through ProQuest is the sole online
source for content from the Courant from 1992-last 2 years. For more information
about access to the Hartford Courant online and in microfilm, see Research Guide: Hartford Courant

 

Online Access to Historic
Newspaper Content


New York Times Historical

Complete scanned coverage of all sections
of the newspaper from 1851-2002 with graphics and full images.


Hartford Courant Historical

Complete coverage from 1764 up to two
years ago with graphics and full images.


America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1900
 
(formerly Early American
Newspapers
)
The America’s Historical Newspapers database includes digitally scanned newspapers
from all 50 states, and is comprised of two series: Early American Newspapers, Series I
(1690 – 1876) and Early American Newspapers, Series II (1758 – 1900). Together they offer
fully-searchable news content from nearly one thousand individual publications, along
with images and advertisements.

 

Historic Newspaper Microfilm Collections

Microfilm Newspaper Backfiles in Homer Babbidge Library, Babbidge Research Microfilm
collection (Level 3)

  • Christian Science
    Monitor
    ……. 1940-1999 (Babbidge Research Microfilm
    Collections (level 3). Print index available for years 1960-1999 at Level A Annex AI 21
    .C46)

  • Los Angeles Times……………….
    1961-1997 (Babbidge Research Microfilm Collections (level 3)(Print index available for
    years 1972-1997 at AI 21 .L65 L67)
  • New York Times…………………..
    1851-2003 (Stamford microfilm collections; print index available for years 1851-2002 at
    Ref. AI 21 .N44)
  • Wall Street Journal……………… 1889-2003 (Babbidge Research Microfilm Collections (level 3)(print index available
    for years 1958-2002 Level A Annex HG 1 .W26)
  • Washington Post………………….
    1940-2003 (Babbidge Research Microfilm Collections (level 3)(print index available for
    years 1971-1997 at AI 21 .W33 W36)

  
Foreign Language
Newspapers in Homer Babbidge Library

A select number of current issues of foreign
language newspapers are located in the Current Newspapers Collection (CNC), Level 3
North
. Microfilm backfiles for some are available in the Culpeper Media Library,
Level 3
.

Iran Times……………………………………….(Washington,
D.C.)……….CNC……………………Current 15
issues
Korea Times……………………………………(New York
edition)………..CNC……………………Current 15
issues
Literaturnaia Gazeta………………………..(Moscow)……………………CNC……………………Current 6
months
                                                                                                       
Culpeper
…………….Microfilm 1961-2003
People’s Daily………………………………….(Beijing)……………………..CNC……………………Current 15
issues
People’s Korea………………………………..(North
Korea)………………CNC……………………Current 15 issues
World Journal East
(Chinese)……………..(New York)………………….CNC……………………Current 15
issues
[Die] Zeit…………………………………………(Hamburg)………………….CNC……………………Current 6
months
                                                                                                       
Culpeper
…………….Microfilm 1961-2004

Historic microfilm
newspaper collections available through Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

Center for Research Libraries holds extensive collections of  Ethnic, and Black
newspapers (as well as general circulation newspapers), as well as thousands of foreign
newspapers, in their microfilm collections. UConn is a member of CRL and can request
their materials through Interlibrary Loan.

This page is maintained by Steve Batt