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CMP 200 - Downing: Finding Newspapers

A research guide designed to supplement Dr. Downing's CMP 200, Research & Composition assignments.

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.  Use the MAP SEARCH to find local papers.

New York Times

How to access:

  1. Sign up for access or renew your pass* at the library's special registration link: https://library.kutztown.edu/newyorktimes 
    Important information if using Chrome.
  2. Once you create your account simply go to www.nytimes.com and login using your new credentials.

* - If you already have an account:

  • Student passes last up until 12/31 of the year they graduate.
  • Faculty/Staff - must renew their pass once every four years by visiting the library link above, click on "Already have an account?" and login.

What's Included:

Full text access to articles from 1851 - Current.

Access to NYT app

Complete details here.

Washington Post

How to access:

There are two ways to access the Washington Post:

Create an account, follow these steps to create a WP account. Note: You must complete all the steps below.

  1. Visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/subscribe/signup to sign-up with your Kutztown email address, click on Continue
  2. Create a password
  3. You will receive an email, click on link to verify your account
  4. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner
  5. Click Account Settings
  6. Click the My Subscription tab
  7. Click Activate free digital access

Important: Your email has to be Verified, if for some reason it is not, click "Unverified" to be sent another verification email.

IP access:

On-campus, the Post can be accessed directly at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/.

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


What's Included:

Access to content from 2006 - current on washingtonpost.com website

Access to WP Archive 1877 - 2005 (with account)

Access to WP app (with account)

Complete details here.

Wall Street Journal

How to access:

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

What's included:

Full access back 4 years.

Access to WSJ app

Complete details here.