How do I search newspapers?
If you want to search in a specific newspaper, for example the New York Times, use the Library Catalog to see what formats (print or online) are available. Be sure to change the drop-down to "Journal, Magazine, Newspaper Title" before you search.
Many library databases include content from various newspapers and will allow you to limit your search to find only newspaper articles. For example, in Academic Search Premier, choose Newspaper as the "Publication Type."
One of the best sources for newspaper articles is Lexis Nexis Academic which includes the New York Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and hundreds of other US and international newspapers. Lexis-Nexis Academic also includes full-text transcripts of TV programs, blogs and many other news sources. Almost all the content on Lexis-Nexs is full text.
SLU also has several specialized newspaper databases, which can be especially helpful if you are doing historical research and want to find newspaper coverage of historical events.
If you need help searching newspapers, just ask a librarian!