Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

CMP 200 - Walters: Finding Newspapers

This guide is to accompany the assignment for Professor Walters' CMP 200 class

Finding newspaper articles using the library website

Newspaper databases tend to include only articles written by journalists, including obituaries, and op-ed pieces written by invitation.  The databases will not include advertisements, classifieds, or letter to the editor.

Academic Search Ultimate, ProQuest Research Library, and the ARTICLES search box all allow you to limit your search to News or Newspapers.

On the A-Z Database page, on the right side, there is a box for the NEWSPAPER databases.  Newsbank is by far the largest.  This is an international database, and has historical holdings of many local and regional US newspapers, even papers that have ceased publication.

New York Times

How to access:

  1. Sign up for access or renew your pass* at the library's special registration link:
  2. Once you create your account simply go to and login using your new credentials.

* - If you are an existing subscriber you need to renew your "NYT Pass" once every three years by visiting the library link above, click on "Already have an account?" and login. This will renew your access for another year.

What's Included:

Full text access to articles from 1923 - Current.

Complete details here.

Washington Post

How to access:

On-campus, the Post can be accessed directly at:

Remote users will need to authenticate through the library link: To ensure access to the paper both on and off campus we recommend using the library link above.

There is no need to create an account and it will not allow you to access articles, you can only access articles by accessing the Post on campus or through the library's authenticated link.

What's Included:

Full access to all content from 2005 - Current.

Wall Street Journal

How to access:

  1. Sign up for your access at the library's registration link here:
  2. Once you create your account simply go to and login using your new credentials.

What's included:

Full access back 4 years.

Complete details here.