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Newspapers, Broadcast News & Popular Magazines

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.

Availability of Articles

Although many of these resources are described as "full text" it is possible that not all articles will be available, especially for very recent materials. If you are having trouble finding what you need, please contact or another subject librarian for assistance. If you have full citation information, you can also use your ILLiad account to request scans of articles that we don't have.

For additional help in searching newspapers, please also see the boxes called Tips for Searching Newspapers and Race and Ethnicity Keyword Thesaurus found on the Welcome page of this guide.

Current Newspaper Databases

Please also see the Newspapers by Title tab for information about some of the most requested newspapers.

These databases are updated daily and cover current newspapers and news sources from around the world in full text. Coverage will vary but most go back to the 1990s or 1980s. For older issues, please see the Historical Newspapers tabs.

Note: some of our historical newspaper databases also contain articles up to the present day, so you may wish to look at those listings too.



Chinese men in traditional dress, backs to camera, reading posted news

Reading the News in China, ca. 1895-1935. Photo from Okinawa Soba (Rob) via Creative Commons license.

Local & Specialized News Presses