Newspapers and news

The ISU Library provides access to many local, national and international newspapers in print, microfilm and online, as well as databases of news articles. A special eNewspapers Guide has been created to provide online access to specific newspapers.

Finding news articles online

On the Library home page, follow the Article Indexes & Databases link. This will produce a complete A-Z list of databases available in the ISU Library. Use the subject category drop-down to select "News." This will limit the list of databases accordingly. Select and search any database by clicking on the database name. If there is descriptive information regarding the database, it can be accessed via an information icon.

Among the many databases listed, Access World News provides an especially good starting point, providing full text access to over 1,500 national and international newspapers. LexisNexis Academic also provides full text access to newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts and other relevant world-wide news sources.

Finding specific newspapers (print and online)

You can use Quick Search to determine whether the ISU Library subscribes to a particular newspaper in print, owns historical backfiles (probably in microform), or provides access to the web-based version of a newspaper. Simply include in your keyword search relevant words from the newspaper's title and its place of publication, such as "chicago tribune" or "clear lake mirror."

If a print copy is available, it will be shelved in the Bookends Reading Room of Parks Library. Microform backfiles will be found in the Media Center. If an online version is available, the web URL will be provided.

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