Answered By: Sarah Reando
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2023     Views: 198

The easiest way to search for newspaper articles on a specific topic is to use SLUth, the main search box on the library homepage, and then limit results to news using the limiting tools on the left side of the screen. 

If you want to search in a specific newspaper, Select "Journal Titles" and search the title of your newspaper in the main search box on the library homepage. You can also select "all journals" for both print and electronic, or "only ejournals" depending on your needs. 

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 Nexis Uni which includes the New York Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and hundreds of other US and international newspapers. Nexis Uni also includes full-text transcripts of TV programs, blogs and many other news sources. Almost all the content on Nexis Uni 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!

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