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Research 101

Finding news articles in the library's databases

Hostos Library provides online access to many newspapers.

You can search for news articles in OneSearch by searching and then selecting "Newspaper Articles" under the Resource Type filter on the side. 

screenshot of Resource Type filter with Newspaper Articles circled

We also have newspapers in or databases--click here for a direct link to a list of our newspaper databases

Some of our academic databases also include newspapers - for instance, in Academic Search Complete, you can select "newspaper" to filter your results just for newspaper articles. 

Database Filter for Newspapers


Use Google to search within a specific newspaper

Many websites, even good ones, have less-than-excellent ways to search within their webpages.

Google tends to do a better job searching within websites.

To search within a particular website, type [<--- notice no spaces there!] then a space, and then your keywords.

For example:

screenshot of search for transgender portrayals television

You can limit the dates by clicking on the word "tools":


  • there is no space between the colon after site and the URL,
  • but there is a space between site:www.URLof and your keywords

Remember that as a CUNY student, you can get a free digital subscription to the New York Times - sign up using your Hostos email address.