Newspapers

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 Nexis Uni

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

A variety of other newspapers can also be searched through Nexis Uni. We recommend following these steps when searching:

    • Access Nexis Uni.
    • Under Guided Search, make sure the News button is selected.
    • Put your search terms in the "Search in all News for" box and run the search.
    • If you'd like to search within a specific newspaper, select A Publication under Guided Search. Then enter the publication name in the Find Publication box. You can put your search terms in the Search for something specific? box and then run the search.

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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