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Research 101: Newspaper Articles

I Am Looking for Newspaper Articles

Newspapers include:

  • Coverage of current or very recent events
  • Eyewitness accounts of an event
  • In-depth coverage of local issues (in local or regional newspapers) 
  • The public's reaction to a specific event or issue
  • The media's current portrayal, or portrayal over time, of a specific issue
  • Opinion pieces - editorials are written by the publishers of the newspaper; op-ed pieces are written by invited authors.

Many newspapers are on the open Web, but some have paywalls for older issues or offer a limited amount of free access per month. 

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.

Accessing newspapers through Hostos Library: 

Hostos Library provides online access to many newspapers. You can find newspaper articles in OneSearch by searching and then clicking on "newspapers" under "resource type".

Note: resource types are listed alphabetically, so you may need to click on "Show More":


Newspapers can also be found in many of the library' databases.

Some databases specialize only in newspapers, like Ethnic Newswatch To find these, do the following:

Other databases have all kinds of documents, including newspapers.

To find newspapers in these kinds of databases, for example Academic Search Complete:

After you enter your own keywords in the search box, click on "newspaper" for "publication type".


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