The J.W. England Library provides access to current news and historical newspaper collections via the LexisNexis Academic and ProQuest databases. Newspapers can also be found using Primo. The Chronicle of Higher Education is available directly from the publisher.

Searching for Newspapers in Primo

The easiest way to find newspaper content is to search in Primo, the library's discovery system.

To search for newspaper articles:

  • Run a keyword search in the main Primo search bar.
  • Use the filtering menu on the right-hand side to select "Newspaper Articles" under "Resource Type".
  • Refine the search by publication date, availability, and other parameters as desired.

To search for newspapers by title:

  • Navigate to the Journal Search page of Primo.
  • Search for the newspaper of interest by title.
  • When you find the newspaper you're looking for, click on the record to see more information, including our coverage dates and access methods for that newspaper.

Searching Newspapers in LexisNexis Academic

Each of the following links opens a pre-selected, targeted search of the newspaper within LexisNexis Academic:

A variety of other newspapers can also be searched through LexisNexis Academic. We recommend following the following steps when searching:

    • Access LexisNexis Academic.
    • Expand the Search by Subject or Topic dropdown menu, which can be found just above the main Academic Search field.
    • Choose All News
    • Before you enter your keywords and search, it is recommended to limit your search fields. To do this, expand the Advanced Options dropdown menu and then use the dropdown under Build Your Own Segment Search. Experiment by inserting your keywords into fields like “Headline”, “Lead” or “Subject” so as to focus your search by removing less-relevant result.

Searching Newspapers in ProQuest

Each of the following links opens a pre-selected, targeted search of the newspaper within ProQuest:

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‎ (Historical Collection, 1786-2003)
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer (Historical Collection, 1860-2001)
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Other newspapers can also be searched through ProQuest. Choose "Newspapers" under the Source Type filter either before or after you search, and results will be limited to newspaper content.

    The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Weekly newspaper specializing in higher education. The university site license provides access to premium content and features.

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