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Newspapers are a valuable type of material for research, and are used as both primary and secondary sources. The Brown University Library has numerous newspapers across a variety of time periods, from diverse perspectives, and in different formats.

Research using the news

stack of newspapers
To search a topic in the news
, head to one of our newspaper databases. The most popular are:


To do research within specific newspapers, click Quick Links> eJournals on the library home page and search by newspaper title. You'll find access to all our online newspaper titles here. 

We also have news titles in microfilm and print. Find full coverage (in all formats) by searching newspaper titles in the Library search box. On the left in the results list page, you'll find ways to narrow down by format.


Not sure what to do? Have questions? Ask a librarian! Use our online chat, email, call, or text us.

New York Times

Web, iOS, Android: To get access to the current New York Times, and to download apps for IOS and Android, register for the free Academic Pass here. For information about the Academic Pass, including renewal, head to our NYT e-resources page here.

Full text searching within the New York Times:

Wall Street Journal