The J.W. England Library provides access to current news and historical newspaper collections via the ProQuest database. Newspapers can also be found using Primo. The Chronicle of Higher Education and The New York Times are available directly from the publishers.

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 New York Times

The J.W. England library provides unlimited access to content and archives dating back to 1851.

To access New York Times on-campus, please navigate to

Off-campus users must create and use a free personal account.

Click here to create/renew a FREE account, or go to and from the drop-down choose University of the Sciences and follow the steps there to create a new account. If you have trouble creating or renewing your account, email the New York Times at Once created/renewed, your account is valid for one year and can be used on or off campus.

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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